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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A five iron used in golf.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as mashy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A golf club like the iron, but with a shorter head, slightly more lofted, used chiefly for short approaches.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun golf (dated) A metal headed golf club with a moderate loft. The equivalent of a five iron in a modern set of clubs

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun middle-distance iron

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps from French massue, club, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *matteūca, from *mattea, mace; see mace.]

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