mashie [mash′ē]
[Scot, dim. of mash, a sledgehammer; ? akin to Fr massé (see MASSÉ)]
former term for number 5 iron: see IRON (n. 6)

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  • mashie — five iron, 1881, from Scottish, probably from Fr. massue club, from V.L. *mattiuca, from L. mateola a tool for digging (see MACE (Cf. mace) (n.1)). Related: Mashie niblick (1903) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mashie — Mash ie, Mashy Mash y, n.; pl. {Mashies}. [Etym. uncert.] A golf club like the iron, but with a shorter head, slightly more lofted, used chiefly for short approaches. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mashie — /mash ee/, n. Golf. a club with an iron head, the face having more slope than a mashie iron but less slope than a mashie niblick. Also, mashy. Also called number five iron. [1880 85; perh. < F massue club < VL *matteuca, deriv. of *matte(a)… …   Universalium

  • mashie —   n. broad bladed iron golf club.    ♦ mashie niblick, club with head partaking of both mashie and niblick …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Mashie — Ma|shie [ mɛʃi, engl.: mæʃɪ], der; s, s [engl. mashie, mashy, H. u.]: mit Eisenkopf versehener Golfschläger …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Mashie — Ma|shie 〈[mæ̣ʃı] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 mit einem Eisenkopf versehener Golfschläger [Etym.: engl. mashie, mashy <frz. massue »Keule, Knüppel«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Mashie — Ma|shie [ mɛʃi, engl. mæʃi] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. mashie, mashy, weitere Herkunft ungeklärt> mit Eisenkopf versehener Golfschläger (für Annäherungsschläge) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • mashie — noun A metal headed golf club with a moderate loft. The equivalent of a five iron in a modern set of clubs …   Wiktionary

  • mashie — [ maʃi] noun Golf, dated an iron used for lofting or for medium distances. Origin C19: perh. from Fr. massue club …   English new terms dictionary

  • mashie — mash·ie …   English syllables