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long iron

noun, Golf.
a club, as a driving iron, midiron, or mid-mashie, with a long shaft and an iron head the face of which has little slope, for hitting long, low shots.
Compare short iron.
Origin of long iron
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A long iron bolt in the foremast rigging chains had become rusty and worked loose.

  • There hung a long iron crowbar, bent up in the form of a triangle.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • "Do not tremble," she said, leading her up a small circular platform on which there was a long iron swivel gun placed.

    A Noble Queen (Volume I of 3) Philip Meadows Taylor
  • What time I was not stoking the fire, I was stirring the charge with a long iron rabble that weighed some twenty-five pounds.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • long iron pipes reached from each of the upper doors up to one very large horizontal pipe or cylinder near the ceiling overhead.

  • The river is here spanned by a long iron and steel bridge connecting with East Hannibal, Ill.

  • When the white men were assagied some of them had long iron instruments that we call ‘guns:’ where are they?

  • Mistress Arnold turned in the doorway, and pulled from the green silk reticule which hung at her side, a long iron key.

    Boys and Girls of Colonial Days Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • For twenty-five minutes while the boil goes on I stir it constantly with my long iron rabble.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • They also affect sitting on a sacred swing, armed with long iron nails.

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