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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. 2018.
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  • I flubbed my drive, smothered my brassie shot, and heeled my third into the woods.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • Shall I select my brassie and tempt twice the gods of chance?

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • They called one a nibbler, and another a brassie, and a lot of other fool names I never heerd afore, and can't remember now.

  • And when at the next hole I laid my brassie absolutely dead, he—— But I can tell you about that some other time.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • Fairly long off the tee, but erratic with the brassie, and not all dependable195 when it came to short iron work.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • And from a man who lunges at every shot and makes a 75-yard approach with a brassie—Well, it was nothing short of maddening.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • West, left to himself, sighed lazily and fell to digging holes in the turf with his brassie.

    The Half-Back

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The other obeyed, and succeeded in getting a firm hold of the brassie, but the rest was none so easy.

    The Half-Back

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • His first drive with a brassie had fallen rather short, and for the second he had chosen an iron.

    The Half-Back

    Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for brassie


/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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