[ nib-lik ]
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  1. a club with an iron head, the face of which has the greatest slope of all the irons, for hitting the ball with maximum loft.

Origin of niblick

1855–60; perhaps nibble + -ick, variant of -ock
  • Also called number nine iron.

Words Nearby niblick Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use niblick in a sentence

  • Strictly speaking, I don't think anybody ought to propose with a niblick in his hand.

    First Plays | A. A. Milne
  • No Chinyman cud fail to be pleased at seem' a tall Englishman hittin' th' Chinyman's grandfather's coffin with a niblick.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • Then I will have the exquisite pleasure of taking my niblick, and whanging it out for the loss of a stroke.

    Murder in Any Degree | Owen Johnson
  • Arriving at the bunker Henry armed himself with his niblick.

    Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • That was where Windy dropped the niblick and jumped at him, and Cupid was correct about the coyote.

    Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan

British Dictionary definitions for niblick


/ (ˈnɪblɪk) /

  1. golf (formerly) a club, a no. 9 iron, giving a great deal of lift

Origin of niblick

C19: of unknown origin

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