American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Sports A number one golf iron, having very little loft to the club face.
- n. Sports A number four wood.
- n. Scots A large hook, such as one used to hang a pot over a fire.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cleik.
- n. A large hook.
- n. golf, dated A metal headed golf club with little loft. Equivalent to a one or two iron a modern set of clubs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A large hook or crook, as for a pot over a fire; specif., an iron-headed golf club with a straight, narrow face and a long shaft.
- n. Scot. Act of cleeking; a clutch.
- v. To seize; clutch; snatch; catch; pluck.
- v. To catch or draw out with a cleek, as a fish; to hook.
- v. To hook or link (together); hence, to marry.
- From the Scots. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English cleike, large hook, from cleken, to grasp, variant of clechen, from Old English *clǣcan; probably akin to clyccan, to clutch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Some men fancy one type, and some another, and each of them obtains approximately the same result from his own selection, but it is natural that a driving cleek, which is specially designed for obtaining length, having a fairly straight face and plenty of weight, will generally deliver the ball further than those which are more lofted and lighter.”
“But one finds by long experience that the cleek is the best and most reliable club for use in all these difficult circumstances.”
“There is another shot with the cleek which is more difficult than that we have just been discussing, one which it will take many weeks of arduous practice to master, but which, in my opinion, is one of the most valuable and telling shots in golf, and that is the push which is a half shot.”
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Mostly the older and odder-named clubs employed to baff, and sclaff, and otherwise underclub golf balls.
I loathe golf, but I love the olde fashioned names for the clubs.
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