mashie

or mash·y

[ mash-ee ]
/ ˈmæʃ i /

noun Golf.

a club with an iron head, the face having more slope than a mashie iron but less slope than a mashie niblick.

Origin of mashie

1880–85; perhaps < French massue club < Vulgar Latin *matteūca, derivative of *matte(a) mace1
Also called number five iron.
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British Dictionary definitions for mashie

mashie

mashy

/ (ˈmæʃɪ) /

noun plural mashies

golf (formerly) a club, corresponding to the modern No. 5 or No. 6 iron, used for approach shots

Word Origin for mashie

C19: perhaps from French massue club, ultimately from Latin mateola mallet
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Word Origin and History for mashie

mashie


n.

"five iron," 1881, from Scottish, probably from French massue "club," from Vulgar Latin *mattiuca, from Latin mateola "a tool for digging" (see mace (n.1)). Related: Mashie-niblick (1903).

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