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mashie

or mash·y

[mash-ee]
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noun Golf.
  1. a club with an iron head, the face having more slope than a mashie iron but less slope than a mashie niblick.
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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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Related Words

wedge, putter, driver, spoon, wood, stick, iron, midiron, niblick, mashie, brassie, cleek

Examples from the Web for mashie

Historical Examples

  • If it had been a mashie I might have faced them, but a brassie-spoon out of a lie like that—no.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, June 10, 1914

    Various

  • I gave him a drink, a cigarette, and Mistakes with the Mashie.

    Happy Days

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • Haven't you noticed he's been using a mashie—the same mashie every time?

  • I seldom use a mashie until I am within eighty yards of the hole.

  • Much better, I say, is a flick with the iron than a thump with the mashie.


British Dictionary definitions for mashie

mashie

mashy

noun plural mashies
  1. golf (formerly) a club, corresponding to the modern No. 5 or No. 6 iron, used for approach shots
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Word Origin

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