or brass·y, brass·ey

[ bras-ee, brah-see ]
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  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.

Origin of brassie

First recorded in 1885–90; brass + -ie
  • Also called number two wood .

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How to use brassie in a sentence

  • And when at the next hole I laid my brassie absolutely dead, he—— But I can tell you about that some other time.

    Once a Week | Alan Alexander Milne
  • Shall I select my brassie and tempt twice the gods of chance?

    Hints to Pilgrims | Charles Stephen Brooks
  • In a moment of ill-judged enthusiasm, and fired by the thrill of a superlative brassie-shot, he went all out for his third.

    The Gay Adventure | Richard Bird
  • West, left to himself, sighed lazily and fell to digging holes in the turf with his brassie.

    The Half-Back | Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The other obeyed, and succeeded in getting a firm hold of the brassie, but the rest was none so easy.

    The Half-Back | Ralph Henry Barbour

British Dictionary definitions for brassie



/ (ˈbræsɪ, ˈbrɑː-) /

nounplural 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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