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

1735–45; orig. Scots, variant of put

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

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Word Origin & History

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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