Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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MAXWELL IRON, n.comb. A kind of golfing iron. Sc. 1952 B. Darwin Hist. Golf 74:
Carruthers Cleeks, Fairlie Irons, Smith Putters, Jiggers, Sammies, Maxwell-Irons, that appeared in the order named.

[Called after R. Maxwell, a prominent golf champion, c.1900.]

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