Meaning of drop shot

drop' shot"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. (in tennis, badminton, etc.) a ball or shuttlecock so softly hit that it falls to the playing surface just after clearing the net.
  2. (in squash, handball, etc.) a ball so softly hit that it falls suddenly to the ground just after striking the front wall.
  3. shot made in a shot tower.
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