Baff



to strike the ground with a club in making a stroke.
a stroke with a club that unduly lofts the ball.
Historical Examples

baff: To strike the ground with the “sole” of the club-head in playing.
The Sportswoman’s Library, Vol. 1 of 2 Various

Has Ah got time t have granny sew buttons on m boiled shirt an get a baff?
Little Washington’s Relatives Lillian Elizabeth Roy

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