noun, plural mash·ies. Golf.
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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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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"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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