niblick

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈnɪblɪk/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(niblik)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
nib•lick  (niblik),USA pronunciation n. [Golf.]
  1. Sporta club with an iron head, the face of which has the greatest slope of all the irons, for hitting the ball with maximum loft. Also called  number nine iron. 
  • perh. nibble + -ick, variant of -ock 1855–60

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
niblick /ˈnɪblɪk/ n
  1. (formerly) a club, a no. 9 iron, giving a great deal of lift
Etymology: 19th Century: of unknown origin
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