nounGolf , dated
An iron with a heavy, lofted head, such as a nine-iron, used especially for playing out of bunkers.
- 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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