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lofter (plural lofters)
- (golf) An obsolete golf club, the predecessor of the niblick.
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity:
- Miss Thorn began digging up the turf with her lofter: it was a painful moment for me. ¶ “You might at least have tried me, Mrs. Cooke,” I said.