Definition of niblick in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈniblik/


Golf , dated
An iron with a heavy, lofted head, such as a nine-iron, used especially for playing out of bunkers.
Example sentences
  • Poile, who had grown up on Wodehouse's golfing yarns, discovered that the modern game was not just about irons and niblicks.
  • ‘The history of clubs is evolutionary,’ he contends, ‘from niblicks to muscle-back blades to cavity backs to now this.’
  • I cannot believe I am old enough to have played with a niblick, but I did.


Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: nib·lick

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