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putt

[puht] /pʌt/ 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 of putt
1735-1745
1735-45; orig. Scots, variant of put
Can be confused
put, putt (see synonym study at put)
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  • "You aren't going to win all the holes," he said grudgingly, as he ran down his putt.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • putt when Nature says "No further," then it is no coot snapping your fingers in her face.

    Strife (First Series Plays) John Galsworthy
  • I guessed wot I see is workin' in your mind—that some one else done it an' putt the blame on 'er.

    Sue, A Little Heroine L. T. Meade
  • I putt my wits in soak, an' soon I spotted the guilty party.

    Sue, A Little Heroine L. T. Meade
  • That is a pretty story that is told of Captain Broughtons challenge to Tom to hole a putt for 50.

  • We should putt our hoipe and trust in God onlie, and no other thing.

  • But I do not think I should have holed the putt anyhow—I was by no means dead—and at all events he won the hole and so the match.

    Fifty Years of Golf Horace G. Hutchinson
  • When I try to putt with it I cannot keep my eye away from its heel.

  • Mary then prepared to putt, Russell's approach having left her twelve feet short of the hole.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
British Dictionary definitions for putt

putt

/pʌt/
noun
1.
a stroke on the green with a putter to roll the ball into or near the hole
verb
2.
to strike (the ball) in this way
Word Origin
C16: of Scottish origin; related to put
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Word Origin and History for putt
v.

1510s, Scottish, "to push, shove," a special use and pronunciation of put (v.). Golfing sense is from 1743. Meaning "to throw" (a stone, as a demonstration of strength) is from 1724; this also is the putt in shot putting. Related: Putted; putting.

n.

c.1300, "a putting, pushing, shoving, thrusting," special use and pronunciation of put (n.). Golfing sense is from 1743.

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