pitching wedge

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pitching wedge

: a type of golf club used for hitting a golf ball so that it goes very high in the air and rolls very little after hitting the ground

Word by Word Definitions

pitch play pitching
  1. : a black or dark viscous substance obtained as a residue in the distillation of organic materials and especially tars

  2. : any of various bituminous substances

  3. : resin obtained from various conifers and often used medicinally

  1. : to cover, smear, or treat with or as if with pitch

  1. : to erect and fix firmly in place

  2. : to throw usually with a particular objective or toward a particular point : such as

  3. : to throw (a baseball) to a batter

  1. : slope

  2. : the distance between any of various things: such as

  3. : distance between one point on a gear tooth and the corresponding point on the next tooth

wedge play
  1. : a piece of a substance (such as wood or iron) that tapers to a thin edge and is used for splitting wood and rocks, raising heavy bodies, or for tightening by being driven into something

  2. : something (such as a policy) causing a breach or separation

  3. : something used to initiate an action or development

  1. : to fasten or tighten by driving in a wedge

  2. : to force or press (something) into a narrow space : cram

  3. : to force (one's way) into or through


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