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)


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