From (etyl) cuffe, .
(obsolete) glove; mitten.
The end of a shirt sleeve that covers the wrist.
The end of a pants leg, folded up.
To furnish with cuffs.
1520, “to hit”, apparently of (etyl) origin, from (etyl) . More at (l), (l), (l).
To hit, as a reproach, particularly with the open palm to the head; to slap.
- I swear I'll cuff you, if you strike again.
To fight; to scuffle; to box.
- They with their quills did all the hurt they could, / And cuffed the tender chickens from their food.
- While the peers cuff to make the rabble sport.
- cuffed by the gale
A blow, especially with the open hand; a box; a slap.
- Snatcheth his sword, and fiercely to him flies; / Who well it wards, and quitten cuff with cuff.
- Many a bitter kick and cuff .
From (etyl) .
A golf course, especially one situated on dunes by the sea.
* 1894 , “The Golfer in Search of a Climate”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine , page 570
* 1919 , Harold H. Hilton, “Golf Courses at Home and Abroad”, in The Windsor Magazine , no. 296, p. 173.
- but what worthy golf links is not intolerably hard of access?
* 1920 , Walter Hines Page, The World’s Work , page 393
- The royal and ancient game of golf may now claim to be the universal game of the world, as in every part of the habitable globe links are to be found.
* 1967 , Litellus Russell Muirhead, Scotland , page 278
- All over the country, links are scattered — club links, public links, and private links — and every year the number grows.
* 2002 , Forrest L. Richardson, Routing the Golf Course: The Art & Science That Forms the Golf Journey , page 95
- The links are the property of the town, the Courses being under the management of a joint committee representing the R. & A. Golf Club and the City.
* 2003 , Lorne Rubenstein, A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands , page 168
- A true links is built on linksland […]
- A links is best when it’s really firm and when the wind is really up.