chop stroke
(in tennis, cricket, etc.) a stroke made with a sharp downward movement of the racket, bat, etc., imparting a backspin to the ball. Also called chop.

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  • chop stroke — (in tennis, cricket, etc.) a stroke made with a sharp downward movement of the racket, bat, etc., imparting a backspin to the ball. Also called chop. * * * chop stroke, a quick downward stroke at a sharp angle to the path of the ball in tennis… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chop stroke — /ˈtʃɒp stroʊk/ (say chop strohk) noun Cricket, Tennis, etc. a downward stroke made with the racquet or bat at an angle …   Australian English dictionary

  • chop — chop1 /chop/, v., chopped, chopping, n. v.t. 1. to cut or sever with a quick, heavy blow or a series of blows, using an ax, hatchet, etc. (often fol. by down, off, etc.): to chop down a tree. 2. to make or prepare for use by so cutting: to chop… …   Universalium

  • chop — I. /tʃɒp / (say chop) verb (chopped, chopping) –verb (t) 1. to cut with a quick, heavy blow or series of blows, using an axe, etc. 2. to make by so cutting. 3. to cut in pieces. 4. Tennis, Cricket, etc. to hit (a ball) with a chop stroke. 5.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • chop — chop1 [chäp] vt. chopped, chopping [ME choppen, prob. < northern OFr choper, for OFr coper, to cut off (< VL * cuppare, to decapitate < * cuppum, skull < LL cuppa, CUP); infl. by couper, to strike (< coup, colp, a blow: see COUP)]… …   English World dictionary

  • Chop — Chop, n. 1. The act of chopping; a stroke. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece chopped off; a slice or small piece, especially of meat; as, a mutton chop. [1913 Webster] 3. A crack or cleft. See {Chap}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chop — I [[t]tʃɒp[/t]] v. chopped, chop•ping, n. 1) to cut or sever with one or more quick, heavy blows, using a sharp tool (often fol. by down, off, etc.): to chop down a tree[/ex] 2) to make or prepare for use by so cutting: to chop logs[/ex] 3) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • chop — I. verb (chopped; chopping) Etymology: Middle English chappen, choppen more at chap Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to cut into or sever usually by repeated blows of a sharp instrument b. to cut into pieces often used with up …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chop — Synonyms and related words: Saratoga chop, Vandyke, alter, ameliorate, amputate, ax, bang, bank, barley, bash, bat, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, beam, beating, belt, biff, billow, bird seed, bisect, blaze, blow, bonk, border, bore,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chop — 1. v. & n. v.tr. (chopped, chopping) 1 (usu. foll. by off, down, etc.) cut or fell by a blow, usu. with an axe. 2 (often foll. by up) cut (esp. meat or vegetables) into small pieces. 3 strike (esp. a ball) with a short heavy edgewise blow. 4 Brit …   Useful english dictionary

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