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sclaff

[ sklaf ]
/ sklæf /
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verb (used with object)
to scrape (the ground) with the head of the club just before impact with the ball.
verb (used without object)
to sclaff the ground with the club.
noun
a sclaffing stroke.
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Origin of sclaff

1890–95; special use of Scots sclaf to shuffle

OTHER WORDS FROM sclaff

sclaffer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sclaff

sclaff
/ (sklæf) golf /

verb
Also: duff to cause (the club) to hit (the ground behind the ball) when making a stroke
noun
a sclaffing stroke or shot

Derived forms of sclaff

sclaffer, noun

Word Origin for sclaff

C19: from Scottish sclaf to shuffle
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