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niblick

[nib-lik]
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noun Golf.
  1. a club with an iron head, the face of which has the greatest slope of all the irons, for hitting the ball with maximum loft.

Origin of niblick

1855–60; perhaps nibble + -ick, variant of -ock
Also called number nine iron.
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Examples from the Web for niblick

Historical Examples

  • You will hardly get it away with a brassy; if I were you I should play my niblick.

    IT and Other Stories

    Gouverneur Morris

  • Of the niblick it need only be said that it must be strong, heavy, and well lofted.

  • He's the fellow that went to the Barren Lands with a niblick.

    The Seven Darlings

    Gouverneur Morris

  • And he went to the Barren Lands, armed only with his niblick and a camera.

    The Seven Darlings

    Gouverneur Morris

  • Arriving at the bunker Henry armed himself with his niblick.

    Fore!

    Charles Emmett Van Loan


British Dictionary definitions for niblick

niblick

noun
  1. golf (formerly) a club, a no. 9 iron, giving a great deal of lift

Word Origin

C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for niblick

n.

golf club with a heavy head, of unknown origin.

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