Definitions

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

  • n. A five iron used in golf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as mashy.

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

  • n. middle-distance iron

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • It is properly classified as a mashie shot, but there are golfers who do it with an iron.

    The Complete Golfer

  • Open is about history and using cool words such as mashie and niblick.

    Selection of Valhalla a mistake

  • 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 Complete Golfer

  • 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.

    Golf's bogey men belong to another age | Alex Clark

  • Having never read Pride and Prejudice I probably should attempt the original before the mashie.

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  • In it, golf turns up as a gag having to do with such inexplicable jargon as "mashie" and "cleek."

    What Links Wodehouse, Fleming and Updike?

  • 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.

    Old Beaver Dam golf course couldn't hold back development

  • 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?

    Steven Weber: Cool Head Cuke

  • And, hey Tiger, we all know your wife beat the poop out of you with a mashie niblick.

    Tiger Talks | CurveHouse.com

  • 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.

    The End of the Affair

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