• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Putter-out (obs.) one who deposited money on going abroad, on condition of receiving a larger sum on his return, the money to be forfeited in case of non-return
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

In a little while the shot putters and jumpers would be out in their sweaters.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Nurse Nannie puttered about the room for some time, picking up things, and laying out the girls' clothes for the next day.
"Marjorie at Seacote" by Carolyn Wells
He could out-putter a plumber.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
Why, Harris would be awfully angry if he saw you out puttering around, Father.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
In those days we did not fight it out with the pacific putter, but with bullets and bayonets.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
Sometimes you see a player bend down and hold the putter right out in front of him with both wrists behind the shaft.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
Bernd, who was in back puttering, came out and looked me over.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Barbara and Bunting were out in the park with their mashies and putters, on the little practice course he had laid out.
"Abington Abbey" by Archibald Marshall
I was goin' to use a putter, but a putter won't get the ball out of there.
"Fore!" by Charles Emmett Van Loan
Trent shuddered at the gashes and then, selecting a new ball and a putter and driver went out on the nearby green.
"The Secret of the Silver Car" by Wyndham Martyn

In news:

Phil Mickelson tried out the belly putter during the playoffs last year.
An Olympic shot-putter tosses the ┬┐shot┬┐ out of the stadium.
As expected, the USGA and R&A, golf's governing bodies, announced plans to rule out anchoring long putters against the body in a conference call Wednesday.
He may be trying out the long putter simply because he feels that he will make more putts with it.
The putter briefly deserted him, so Donald took the club out of his own hands, brilliantly blasting out of a greenside bunker for a conceded par and 2-and-1 victory over Watson in Sunday's opening singles match.