- Chiefly Scot. a large hook
- the number one iron
- the number four wood
Origin: Scottish ; from Middle English cleke, cleche, pastoral staff, crosier ; from clechen, to seize, catch ; from Old English an unverified form clæcan; akin to clyccan: see clutch
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- Sports a. A number one golf iron, having very little loft to the club face.b. A number four wood.
- Scots A large hook, such as one used to hang a pot over a fire.
Origin: Middle English cleike, large hook, from cleken, to grasp, variant of clechen, from Old English *clǣcan; probably akin to clyccan, to clutch.