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mashie

[mash-ee] /ˈmæʃ i/
noun, Golf.
1.
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
1880-1885
1880-85; perhaps < French massue club < Vulgar Latin *matteūca, derivative of *matte(a) mace1
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mashie

/ˈmæʃɪ/
noun (pl) mashies
1.
(golf) (formerly) a club, corresponding to the modern No. 5 or No. 6 iron, used for approach shots
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from French massue club, ultimately from Latin mateola mallet
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Word Origin and History for mashie
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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