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a. A number one golf iron, having very little loft to the club face.
b. A number four wood.
2. Scots A large hook, such as one used to hang a pot over a fire.
[Middle English cleike, large hook, from cleken, to grasp, variant of clechen, from Old English *clǣcan; probably akin to clyccan, to clutch.]
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1. chiefly Scot a large hook, such as one used to land fish
2. (Golf) golf a former name for a club, corresponding to the modern No. 1 or No. 2 iron, used for long low shots
[C15: of uncertain origin]
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Scot. a large hook.
[1350–1400; Middle English (Scots) cleke hook, derivative of cleken to take hold of, variant of clechen, akin to clutch1]
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