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hosel Syllabification: ho·sel
Pronunciation: /ˈhōzəl/

Definition of hosel in English:


The socket of a golf club head into which the shaft fits.
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.


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

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