short iron


Definition of short iron

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

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“Short iron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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