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number nine iron

noun, Golf.
1.

niblick

[nib-lik] /ˈnɪb lɪk/
noun, Golf.
1.
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 of niblick
1855-1860
1855-60; perhaps nibble + -ick, variant of -ock
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British Dictionary definitions for number nine iron

niblick

/ˈnɪblɪk/
noun
1.
(golf) (formerly) a club, a no. 9 iron, giving a great deal of lift
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for number nine iron

niblick

n.

golf club with a heavy head, of unknown origin.

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