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brassie

Line breaks: bras|sie
Pronunciation: /ˈbrasi
 
, ˈbrɑːsi
 
/
(also brassy)

Definition of brassie in English:

noun (plural brassies)

Golf , informal
A number two wood.
Example sentences
  • With brassie in hand, I looked into the fog, took a practice swing, set up to the ball, and swung.
  • But the brassie shaft has a wonderful whip to it, like a forsythia branch.
  • But, as soon as that box landed, as soon as he delved in and lifted out his brassie and his spoon and his cleek, Reid did not have a single complaint in the whole wide world.

Origin

late 19th century: so named because the wood was originally shod with brass.

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