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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
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Muggs stooped and picked up from the floor a short iron bar; he had a weapon now.

    Black Star's Campaign Johnston McCulley
  • On this was a small box; at one end there was a short iron handle.

    The Twin Hells John N. Reynolds
  • 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
  • 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
  • With him he carried the monkey-wrench and short iron bar and a few spare feet of rope.

  • 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 loose wires they tightened with the short iron bar, in the end of which a V-shaped cut had been made.

    Under Handicap Jackson Gregory
  • The doctor indicated a short iron dagger buried to its iron handle in the victim's left breast.

  • He filled the pipe pensively, then with the short iron tongs seized a fragment of glowing wood and applied it to the herb.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini

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