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An iron-headed golf club with the face slanted at a greater angle than any other iron except a wedge; a nine iron.

[Origin unknown.]
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(Golf) golf (formerly) a club, a no. 9 iron, giving a great deal of lift
[C19: of unknown origin]
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(ˈnɪb lɪk)

n. Older Use.
the ninth of the irons in golf, the face of which has the greatest slope.
[1855–60; orig. uncertain]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.niblick - an iron with considerable loftniblick - an iron with considerable loft  
iron - a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head
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n (Golf) → Niblick m
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References in classic literature ?
It's a moral certainty that if he hadn't met you he would have left all his money to a Home for Superannuated Caddies or a Fund for Supplying the Deserving Poor with Niblicks. Why should you blame yourself?'
If, like me, you'd love to raise the Claret Jug and have dreamed of being the "Champion Golfer of The Year" then get your niblicks over to Northern Ireland and visit the home club of current Open Champion Rory McIlroy at Holywood on the outskirts of Belfast.
This place used to be a haven for golf lovers where collectors of old golf books and trinkets would sell their wares in a throwback to the days of feather balls and mashie niblicks.
In the garages, you'd find golf clubs including mashie niblicks from when Old Tom Morris was still young Tom Morris, coffee jars containing the screws to a piece of machinery not commercially available since 1942 and tools that possibly last saw use during the Bronze Age.
Well fortunately they didn't take their wedges and niblicks home and now the boot is well and truly on the other foot.
Without the modern-day restrictive golf club regulations, these early makers devised an ingenious array of equipment such as cleeks, spoons, mashies, and niblicks, all of which are now collected eagerly.
Roger was always on the lookout for vintage golf equipment--old brassies, niblicks, and mashies that he collected like relics.
Hille served as president of the Nifty Niblicks, the Chicago coatings industry golf club in 1991, and in 1997 was elected to Honorary Membership for distinguished service to the organization.
The only phrase book needed would be a guide to that seemingly-foreign language of golf, to translate mulligans, niblicks, doglegs, yips and birdies of the non-feathered variety.
In places, it feels so much like an old links that you could almost believe mashie niblicks once nibbled away at its fairways.