putt

[puht] Golf.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to strike (the ball) gently so as to make it roll along the green into the hole.
noun
2.
an act of putting.
3.
a stroke made in putting.

Origin:
1735–45; orig. Scots, variant of put

put, putt (see synonym study at put).
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putt (pʌt)
 
n
1.  a stroke on the green with a putter to roll the ball into or near the hole
 
vb
2.  to strike (the ball) in this way
 
[C16: of Scottish origin; related to put]

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putt
1743, in Scottish, special use of put (q.v.) in sense of "putting, pushing, shoving, thrusting" (c.1300); associated with the putting in shot putting. Putter "golf club used in putting" also is first attested 1743.
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Example sentences
Nature doesn't putt around the phase space at random.
They were let down quickly, when a par putt lipped out on the opening hole.
The same thing happened to a birdie putt on the second hole.
It could come down to the final putt on the final hole.
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