[golf, gawlf; Brit. also gof]
|1.||a game in which clubs with wooden or metal heads are used to hit a small, white ball into a number of holes, usually 9 or 18, in succession, situated at various distances over a course having natural or artificial obstacles, the object being to get the ball into each hole in as few strokes as possible.|
|2.||a word used in communications to represent the letter G.|
–verb (used without object)
|3.||to play golf.|
1425–75; late ME; of uncert. orig.