a game in which clubs with wooden or metal heads are used to hit a small, white ball into a number of holes, usually 9 or 18, in succession, situated at various distances over a course having natural or artificial obstacles, the object being to get the ball into each hole in as few strokes as possible.
a word used in communications to represent the letter G.
to play golf.
- golfer, noun
- non·golf·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for golf (1 of 2)
a game played on a large open course, the object of which is to hit a ball using clubs, with as few strokes as possible, into each of usually 18 holes
(as modifier): a golf bag
(intr) to play golf
British Dictionary definitions for Golf (2 of 2)
communications a code word for the letter g
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