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[bras-ee, brah-see]
noun, plural brass·eys. Golf.
  1. brassie.
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or brass·y, brass·ey

[bras-ee, brah-see]
noun Golf.
  1. a club with a wooden head, the brass-plated face of which has more slope than a driver but less than a spoon, for hitting long, low drives on the fairway.
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Origin of brassie

First recorded in 1885–90; brass + -ie
Also called number two wood.
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Examples from the Web for brassey

Historical Examples of brassey

  • Sometimes I try it with a brassey, but on the whole I think the cleek is best.

    Tom and Some Other Girls

    Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

  • Brassey heard it, emerged from the shade of his pillar, and was soon beside his comrade.

    My Doggie and I

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Thanks to the lamp, Brassey steered his way carefully and with a grim smile.

    My Doggie and I

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Dangerfield took his brassey and went straightway into the brook.

  • And another conspicuous absentee from the list is the brassey.

    Fifty Years of Golf

    Horace G. Hutchinson

British Dictionary definitions for brassey



noun plural brassies
  1. golf a former name for a club, a No. 2 wood, originally having a brass-plated sole and with a shallower face than a driver to give more loft
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