niblick

niblick

[nib-lik]
noun Golf.
a club with an iron head, the face of which has the greatest slope of all the irons, for hitting the ball with maximum loft.
Also called number nine iron.


Origin:
1855–60; perhaps nibble + -ick, variant of -ock

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niblick (ˈnɪblɪk)
 
n
golf (formerly) a club, a no. 9 iron, giving a great deal of lift
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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