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short iron

noun, Golf.
a club, as a pitcher, pitching niblick, or niblick, with a short shaft and an iron head the face of which has great slope, for hitting approach shots.
Compare long iron.
Origin of short iron
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On this was a small box; at one end there was a short iron handle.

    The Twin Hells John N. Reynolds
  • In his waist-band he held a pistol, and his hand grasped a short iron bar with which he had armed himself.

    Aaron Trow Anthony Trollope
  • The track boss came up with a short iron bar that his men had found in the weeds along the right of way.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square Melville Davisson Post
  • The doctor indicated a short iron dagger buried to its iron handle in the victim's left breast.

  • The cord is attached to a short iron chain, fixed to the top of the handle by an iron ring.

  • To form the expansion joints in the coping course there were inserted across the mold at proper intervals a short iron plate ¼ in.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • However, his valise had more tools in it, for he drew out a short iron handle, from which dangled a length of stout chain links.

    The White Crystals Howard R. Garis
  • At the end of the landing on which their big top room opened was a short iron ladder.


    M. Leonora Eyles
  • 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

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