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sclaff (sklæf Pronunciation for sclaff (golf)



  1. Also: duff. to cause (the club) to hit (the ground behind the ball) when making a stroke


  1. a sclaffing stroke or shot

Derived Forms

ˈsclaffer noun

Word Origin

C19: from Scottish sclaf to shuffle

Example Sentences Including 'sclaff'

When it rebounded, the Dutchman could only then sclaff the ball a second time at the goalkeeper.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
`I didn't hit the ball cleanly, but it's definitely the best sclaff I'll ever score.
Sun, News of the World (2005)


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