sclaff

sclaff

[sklaf] Golf.
verb (used with object)
1.
to scrape (the ground) with the head of the club just before impact with the ball.
verb (used without object)
2.
to sclaff the ground with the club.
noun
3.
a sclaffing stroke.

Origin:
1890–95; special use of Scots sclaf to shuffle

sclaffer, noun
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sclaff (sklæf)
 
vb
1.  Also: duff to cause (the club) to hit (the ground behind the ball) when making a stroke
 
n
2.  a sclaffing stroke or shot
 
[C19: from Scottish sclaf to shuffle]
 
'sclaffer
 
n

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