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putt

[puht] /pʌt/
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
1735-1745
1735-45; orig. Scots, variant of put
Can be confused
put, putt (see synonym study at put)
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Examples from the web for putt
  • 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.
  • She missed the putt, but tapped in for birdie, then threw her fist in the air in celebration.
  • He made every putt he needed to and avoided the big number that sometimes creeps into his game on the weekend.
  • He buried the putt to qualify for a paycheck this weekend.
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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