backweight

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

back +‎ weight

Noun[edit]

backweight ‎(plural backweights)

  1. (golf) A weight attached to the back of a golf club to give it a lower centre of gravity.
    • 2007 September 7, Wendy Moonan, “Olde Cleeks, Spoons and Brassies (for Birdies and Bogeys)”, in New York Times[1]:
      Fashioned with shafts of aged hickory, ash or lemonwood, these early clubs have heads with an insert of ram’s horn or a lead backweight.