Definition of hosel in English:

hosel

Syllabification: ho·sel
Pronunciation: /ˈhōzəl
 
/

noun

  • The socket of a golf club head into which the shaft fits.
    More example sentences
    • Seve cut his sticks to length, whittled a point in the slender end and drove it into the hosel - the round socket at the top of the iron head.
    • It's frustrating to see players get near the green in regulation, then start circling it to the right, clanking a bunch of chip shots off the hosel.
    • I recently broke the shaft of my 3-wood at the hosel.

Origin

late 16th century: diminutive of hose, in the dialect sense 'sheathing'.

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