[ 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.
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Origin of sclaff
1890–95; special use of Scots sclaf to shuffle
OTHER WORDS FROM sclaffsclaffer, noun
Words nearby sclaff
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Example sentences from the Web for sclaff
When, as often happens, this is done too suddenly, a sclaff is the result.The Complete Golfer |Harry Vardon
Sclaff: Hitting the ground behind the ball first, thus not getting a clean stroke.
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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