Definition of niblick in English:

Share this entry

niblick

Pronunciation: /ˈniblik/

noun

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.

Origin

Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: nib·lick

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.