American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A five iron used in golf.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as mashy.
- n. golf (dated) A metal headed golf club with a moderate loft. The equivalent of a five iron in a modern set of clubs
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A golf club like the iron, but with a shorter head, slightly more lofted, used chiefly for short approaches.
- n. middle-distance iron
- Perhaps from French massue, club, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *matteūca, from *mattea, mace; see mace1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It is properly classified as a mashie shot, but there are golfers who do it with an iron.”
“Open is about history and using cool words such as mashie and niblick.”
“However, to the hesitating golfer, or to him whose mashie play so far has been somewhat disappointing, I give with confidence the advice to use a mashie which is very fairly lofted and which is deep in the blade.”
“The various rules governing who can and can't hoist their mashie niblick around the famous Old Course – let alone who can sip a reviving Gin and It in the clubhouse – are rather too byzantine for speedy summary and perhaps in any case beyond the understanding of fluffy-headed ladies.”
“Having never read Pride and Prejudice I probably should attempt the original before the mashie.”
“In it, golf turns up as a gag having to do with such inexplicable jargon as "mashie" and "cleek.”
“The history is this: In 1921, some members of the City Club, a private club in the District, wanted a place to swing their mashie niblicks.”
“Now that we've all been edified by these exhaustively researched conclusions what is, as Tiger Woods might have said regarding his trusty mashie, the upshot?”
“And, hey Tiger, we all know your wife beat the poop out of you with a mashie niblick.”
“You can ride around in a golf cart with a six-pack, safe from breathalyzers, chasing Canada geese on the fairways and taking swings at gophers with a mashie.”
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Mostly the older and odder-named clubs employed to baff, and sclaff, and otherwise underclub golf balls.
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