[ sklaf ]
/ sklæf /
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.
a sclaffing stroke.
Words nearby sclaff
Origin of sclaff
1890–95; special use of Scots sclaf to shuffle
OTHER WORDS FROM sclaffsclaff·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sclaff
/ (sklæf) golf /
Also: duff to cause (the club) to hit (the ground behind the ball) when making a stroke
a sclaffing stroke or shot
Derived forms of sclaffsclaffer, noun
Word Origin for sclaff
C19: from Scottish sclaf to shuffle
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