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Girondists' club? (4)


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'club?' is the definition.
(type of golf club)

'girondists'' is the wordplay.
'IRON' is hidden within the letters.
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(Other definitions for iron that I've seen before include "Remove creases from" , "Club to smooth the cloth" , "Implacable - golf club" , "Press - element" , "Very robust" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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