a club, as a pitcher, pitching niblick, or niblick, with a short shaft and an iron head the face of which has great slope, for hitting approach shots.
- Compare long iron.
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How to use short iron in a sentence
The cops pulled up to the scene and saw a young man hop over a short iron fence and begin running.NYPD’s New Cops Sworn In at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center | Michael Daly | July 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The doctor indicated a short iron dagger buried to its iron handle in the victim's left breast.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
Captain Crager and his platoons used their short iron-wood clubs vigorously.The Harris-Ingram Experiment | Charles E. Bolton
In his waist-band he held a pistol, and his hand grasped a short iron bar with which he had armed himself.Aaron Trow | Anthony Trollope
Muggs stooped and picked up from the floor a short iron bar; he had a weapon now.Black Star's Campaign | Johnston McCulley
Their favorite instrument is a “jimmy,” or short iron bar with a sharp end.Lights and Shadows of New York Life | James D. McCabe