niblick

[ nib-lik ]
/ ˈnɪb lɪk /

noun Golf.

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.

Nearby words

  1. nibble,
  2. nibbler,
  3. nibelung,
  4. nibelungen,
  5. nibelungenlied,
  6. nibs,
  7. nic,
  8. nicad,
  9. nicaea,
  10. nicaean

Origin of niblick

1855–60; perhaps nibble + -ick, variant of -ock

Also called number nine iron.

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British Dictionary definitions for niblick

niblick

/ (ˈnɪblɪk) /

noun

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

Word Origin for niblick

C19: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for niblick

niblick

n.

golf club with a heavy head, of unknown origin.

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