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[bras-ee, brah-see] /ˈbræs i, ˈbrɑ si/
noun, plural brasseys. Golf.


or brassy, brassey

[bras-ee, brah-see] /ˈbræs i, ˈbrɑ si/
noun, Golf.
a club with a wooden head, the brass-plated face of which has more slope than a driver but less than a spoon, for hitting long, low drives on the fairway.
Also called number two wood.
Origin of brassie
First recorded in 1885-90; brass + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Sometimes I try it with a brassey, but on the whole I think the cleek is best.

    Tom and Some Other Girls Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • brassey heard it, emerged from the shade of his pillar, and was soon beside his comrade.

    My Doggie and I R.M. Ballantyne
  • Thanks to the lamp, brassey steered his way carefully and with a grim smile.

    My Doggie and I R.M. Ballantyne
  • Dangerfield took his brassey and went straightway into the brook.

  • And another conspicuous absentee from the list is the brassey.

    Fifty Years of Golf Horace G. Hutchinson
  • It was the original of the "brassey," for the idea of a rut suggested the idea of a road.

    Fifty Years of Golf Horace G. Hutchinson
  • Steve glanced at the beast over his shoulder, and then took a brassey from his bag.

  • My brassey stroke is one of my best, and I did myself proud.

    Olympian Nights John Kendrick Bangs
  • Taking his brassey, he had the delightful experience of seeing his ball roll into the hole.

  • Thus admonished, the Slogger chuckled and melted into the darkness, while brassey mingled himself with the shadow of a pillar.

    My Doggie and I R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for brassey


/ˈbræsɪ; ˈbrɑː-/
noun (pl) brassies
(golf) a former name for a club, a No. 2 wood, originally having a brass-plated sole and with a shallower face than a driver to give more loft
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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