Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In golf, an iron club with less loft than the regular iron and a slightly deeper face.
“It was I who had changed the whole current of his life by counselling him to leave the wood in his bag and take a driving-iron off the tee; and in one or two other matters, like the choice of a putter (so much more important than the choice of a wife), I had been of assistance to him.”
“For quite half a minute he stood over his ball, pawing at it with his driving-iron like a cat investigating a tortoise.”
“Banneker tries two or three clubs to see which feels easiest to handle, picks out a driving-iron, and slams the ball almost to the edge of the green.”
“He forgot the humiliation of the broad strap about his waist, of the high, ingeniously contrived driving-iron against which his feet rested, steadying him upon the sharply sloping seat.”
“It concealed the high driving-iron against which his feet rested.”
“He held himself very upright on the sloping driving-seat, rather cruelly conscious of the broad strap about his waist, and the high, unsightly driving-iron against which, concealed by the heavy, fur rug, his feet pushed as he steadied himself.”
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