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long iron

noun, Golf.
a club, as a driving iron, midiron, or mid-mashie, with a long shaft and an iron head the face of which has little slope, for hitting long, low shots.
Compare short iron.
Origin of long iron
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • long iron play, scrambling and bump-and-runs are the norm, often under arduous weather conditions.
  • It's a tight driving hole and the second shot needs a wood or long iron to an elevated green.
  • He leek up one of the long iron dynamite reds, with fuse attached and put it into the stove.
  • But the clank of a long iron latch which fastened the outer door was.

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