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driving iron

noun
1.
Golf. a club with a long shaft and an iron head the face of which has almost no slope, for hitting long, low drives.
Also called number one iron.
Origin of driving iron
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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  • There was a man who was in want of a shot that would come between the driving iron and the wood, and he could not find one.

  • Next to the Schenectady putter belonging to Mr. Travis his driving iron is, or should be, the most famous club in all America.

    The Happy Golfer Henry Leach
  • By some providential chance my second, with the driving iron, found its way into the hole, saving two clear shots.

    Fifty Years of Golf Horace G. Hutchinson
  • Shallow wells made by driving iron tubes with well points into the subsoil water are preferable to dug wells.

  • Of course, it was against all the rules of the range—it was outlaw business—but what about driving iron stakes in a hay meadow?

    Dennison Grant Robert Stead

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