a short, wooden club with a steep-sloped face, for lofting the ball.
As Ambrose often tells us, the baffy is a sweet little club to have in the bag—provided, of course, you have the nerve to use it.
Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
There is a man who calls his baffy Jumbo, and it does not seem a nice name.
The Spirit of the Links Henry Leach
“I fear he doesn’t know a bulger from a baffy,” he added sorrowfully.
The Half-Back Ralph Henry Barbour
William, 1584?–1622, an English navigator who explored arctic North America. Historical Examples Baffin further suggested that if there was a Passage it must now be sought by Davis Strait. A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge The doctor wanted to know if the current existed also in Baffin’s Sea. The English at the […]
- Baffin bay
a part of the Arctic Ocean between W Greenland and E Baffin Island. Historical Examples The ocean current which sweeps past this cape, and opens the way to the other side of Baffin Bay, is wonderful. North-Pole Voyages Zachariah Atwell Mudge The whaling in Baffin Bay shows a sudden falling off and it seems that […]
- Baffin island
a Canadian island in the Arctic Ocean, between Greenland and N Canada. About 1000 miles (1600 km) long; 190,000 sq. mi. (492,000 sq. km). Historical Examples Notes on the mammals of south and central west Baffin Island. American Weasels E. Raymond Hall They crossed on sleds to Baffin Island and in homemade boats to Greenland. […]
to strike the ground with a club in making a stroke. a stroke with a club that unduly lofts the ball.