[golf, gawlf; British also gof] /gɒlf, gɔlf; British also gɒf/
a game in which clubs with wooden or metal heads are used to hit a small, white ball into a number of holes, usually 9 or 18, in succession, situated at various distances over a course having natural or artificial obstacles, the object being to get the ball into each hole in as few strokes as possible.
a word used in communications to represent the letter G.
verb (used without object)
to play golf.
(intransitive) to play golf
(communications) a code word for the letter g
mid-15c., Scottish gouf, usually taken as an alteration of Middle Dutch colf, colve “stick, club, bat,” from Proto-Germanic *kulth- (cf. Old Norse kolfr “clapper of a bell,” German Kolben “mace, club”). The game is from 14c., the word is first mentioned (along with fut-bol) in a 1457 Scottish statute on forbidden games. Golf ball attested from 1540s. Despite what you read in an e-mail, “golf” is not an acronym.
c.1800, golf (n.). Related: Golfed; golfing.
An exclamation of woe, distress, shock, etc: He breaks open a mezuzah, nothing inside, gevalt! but a piece of paper that says ”Made in Japan”
[1960s+; fr Yiddish, ”powers,” hence an invocation of a higher force]
global oscillations at low frequency
noun 1. a bag, usually made of canvas, for carrying golf clubs and golf balls.
noun 1. a small, white ball with a tough cover and a resilient core of rubber, used in playing golf. 2. a ball-shaped printing element on certain electric typewriters. noun 1. a small resilient, usually white, ball of either two-piece or three-piece construction, the former consisting of a solid inner core with a thick covering […]
- Golf ball printer
noun 1. any of various long-handled clubs with wooden or metal heads, for hitting the ball in golf. Compare (def 5), 1 (def 8). 2. an organization of golf players or the facilities and grounds used by such an organization. noun 1. any of various long-shafted clubs with wood or metal heads used to strike […]