from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A number one golf iron, having very little loft to the club face.
- noun A number four wood.
- noun Scots A large hook, such as one used to hang a pot over a fire.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
- noun Scot. Act of cleeking; a clutch.
- transitive verb To seize; clutch; snatch; catch; pluck.
- transitive verb To catch or draw out with a cleek, as a fish; to hook.
- transitive verb To hook or link (together); hence, to marry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A large hook.
- noun golf, dated A metal headed
golf clubwith little loft. Equivalent to a one or two iron a modern set of clubs.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
But one finds by long experience that the cleek is the best and most reliable club for use in all these difficult circumstances.
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.
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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