mashie

mashie

[mash-ee]
noun Golf.
a club with an iron head, the face having more slope than a mashie iron but less slope than a mashie niblick.
Also, mashy.
Also called number five iron.


Origin:
1880–85; perhaps < French massue club < Vulgar Latin *matteūca, derivative of *matte(a) mace1

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mashie or mashy (ˈmæʃɪ)
 
n , pl mashies
golf (formerly) a club, corresponding to the modern No. 5 or No. 6 iron, used for approach shots
 
[C19: perhaps from French massue club, ultimately from Latin mateola mallet]
 
mashy or mashy
 
n
 
[C19: perhaps from French massue club, ultimately from Latin mateola mallet]

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mashie
"five iron," 1881, from Scot., probably from Fr. massue "club," from V.L. *mattiuca, from L. mateola "a tool for digging" (see mace (1)).
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