from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A 12th century English game somewhat similar to golf in that it was played with a wooden ball similar to a golf ball.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The curved club used in the game of golf or pall-mall. See cammock.
- n. A pastoral staff: commonly used for its earlier and more simple shape, in which the crook at the top does not curve inward spirally, but forms approximately a half-circle. Also cambutta.
Late Latin cambuca ("hooked rod or stick") referring to the 'club' used to play the game. (Wiktionary)