ho·​sel ˈhō-zəl How to pronounce hosel (audio)
: a socket in the head of a golf club into which the shaft is inserted

Examples of hosel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The iconic look has a shaft-over-hosel design with a full toe hang. Scott Kramer, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 The drivers are made of aerospace grade titanium and compatible with the brand’s SureFit hosel. Scott Kramer, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2022 The hosel rocket ended up out of bounds, miles right of Royal Portrush's 17th fairway. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, 21 July 2019 A conventional way to handle this situation is to have an open clubface and a setup with the hosel in line with the ball. Southland Golf, Orange County Register, 1 Mar. 2017

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Word History


diminutive of hose entry 1

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hosel was in 1899

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“Hosel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hosel. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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