number 9 iron
Origin of niblickScot, diminutive of nib: so named because of the short “nose” of the original wooden club
An iron-headed golf club with the face slanted at a greater angle than any other iron except a wedge; a nine iron.
Origin of niblickOrigin unknown.
- (golf, dated) A metal headed golf club with a large highly lofted head. Replaced by a sand iron or wedge in a modern set of clubs.