Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The socket or neck in the head of a golf club into which the shaft is inserted.

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  • n. The portion of the head of a golf club to which the shaft of the club attaches.
  • n. A semester, in the context of a course of study which should be enjoyable as opposed to required work.

Etymologies

Diminutive of hose.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The hosel, securing the head to the shaft, has a ring and a sleeve—each with four settings.

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  • Titleist Titleist 910D2 and D3 Clubs: Launched last year, Titleist says these adjustable clubs are a "tour van in a hosel."

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  • To our interview he brought an old wooden driver from his workshop in Latrobe, Pa., to show how back in the day he filed the face of his clubs to achieve the kind of ball-flight adjustments that the new Callaway RAZR Fit driver, which is adjustable, makes possible by moving weights and rotating a cog in the hosel.

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  • In his round of 32 match against Bob Mielcarz Thursday morning, MacDonald unleashed a dreaded hosel rocket on his approach to the par-4 15th hole at Nashua Country Club.

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  • Designed with a single sightline on the back flange and a flare neck hosel with a 3/4 shaft offset.

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  • Monterey: A blade body with smooth double-step flange with a back pocket and single site line, the Monterey features a plumbing neck hosel with a full shaft of offset for medium toe flow.

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  • Monterey 1.5: A blade body with smooth double-step flange with a back pocket and single site line, the Monterey 1.5 features a medium flare neck hosel with a ¾ shaft offset for near-maximum toe flow.

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  • Golfers can adjust loft and face angle, lie, and length all in a very discreet hosel design.

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  • Especialy in some cases like hosel and saw where the voilence not only is pointless but very non realistic and overdrawn (contrary to what some of them say).

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  • Especialy in some cases like hosel and saw where the voilence not ...

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  • The socket in the head of a golf club (iron) into which the shaft is inserted.

    February 26, 2007