short iron

noun Golf.

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.

Nearby words

  1. short hairs,
  2. short haul,
  3. short head,
  4. short hundredweight,
  5. short interest,
  6. short jenny,
  7. short leg,
  8. short line,
  9. short list,
  10. short loin

Compare long iron.

Origin of short iron

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019