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.

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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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