short iron

noun

Definition of short iron

  1. 1 :  a golf iron (such as a No. 7, No. 8, or No. 9 iron) that has a short shaft and relatively great loft and is used for hitting a ball near the green

  2. 2 :  a shot or stroke made with a short iron — compare long iron

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up short iron? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!