golf
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English (Scots) Date: 15th century a game in which a player using special clubs attempts to sink a ball with as few strokes as possible into each of the 9 or 18 successive holes on a course • golf intransitive verbgolfer noun

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  • Golf — Golf, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Golfed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Golfing}.] To play at golf. Last mystery of all, he learned to golf. Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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