putt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v putt strike (a golf ball) lightly, with a putter "he putted the ball several feet past the hole"
    • v putt hit a putt "he lost because he putted so poorly"
    • n putt hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter; he didn't sink a single putt over three feet" "his putting let him down today"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Putt (Golf) A stroke made on the putting green to play the ball into a hole.
    • v. i Putt (Golf) To make a putt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • putt In golf-playing, to play with a putter; play when the ball lies at a short distance from the hole.
    • n putt In golf-playing, a stroke made with a putter, or made in attempting to hole a ball.
    • n putt See put.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Putt put in golf, to play with a putter
    • n Putt a short stroke made with a putter in attempting to hole a ball
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Quotations

  • Dean Martin
    Dean Martin
    “If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.”
  • Bobby Locke
    Bobby Locke
    “Drive for show, but putt for dough.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Don't worry about the intensity and direction of the putt -- until you get on the green!”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Put (v. t.)

Usage

In literature:

We should putt our hoipe and trust in God onlie, and no other thing.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
S. Augustine doth also putt awaye the similitude of the stoicks / whiche is.
"A Treatise of the Cohabitation Of the Faithful with the Unfaithful" by Peter Martyr
From the other side of the canal the "putt-puttr-putt" of machine-guns!
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Don't putt up yer tobacker tel you give a man a chew.
"Songs of Friendship" by James Whitcomb Riley
I wudn't be surrprized if they putt both him an' 'tother fool past tillin' tales afore ayther sees sun.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
But don't you think, Taniel, that it would be as well to putt off till our munister arrives?
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
Putt her roond, Shames.
"The Eagle Cliff" by R.M. Ballantyne
Come, putt on the glass an' I'll try again.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
At the third hole I had an eighteen-inch putt for a half.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, May 6, 1914" by Various
One long drive to the green and one putt to the cup.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In poetry:

A grave, a grave, Lord Barnard cryde,
To putt these lovers in ;
But lay my ladye o' the upper hande,
For she comes o' the better kin.
"The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard" by Anonymous British
I want to see Marindy and he'p her with her sewin',
And hear her talk so lovin' of her man that's dead and gone,
And stand up with Emanuel to show me how he's growin',
And smile as I have saw her 'fore she putt her mournin' on.
"Griggsby's Station" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Michael Phelps managed to sink a 153-foot putt at the Dunhill Links Championship.
This is video of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps nailing a 159-foot putt at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
On Saturday, June 25th we held our first ever " Putt Fore Life" event to raise money for St Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Recent news and coverage of Shawty Putt .
US Marshals have arrested Jeremy Putt .
Putt was wanted by the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force for conspiracy to distribute meth.
Why not a putt - putt course.
The gold-medal swimmer sank a 159-foot putt on Friday in Scotland in about the same length of time -- 17 seconds -- it takes him to swim 50 yards.
The classic game of putt putt turns into an artistic adventure.
Putt - putt tournament to raise money.
Putt - Putt coming to Brewton.
Haverhill-Andover — Priscilla B " Putt " (Thompson) White, a longtime resident of Andover, died at her home in Haverhill on September 1, 2012.
Farragut to host free putt - putt .
Ash Brook Pitch & Putt Course.
Sinking a ten-foot putt is tricky.
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In science:

Nevertheless, Vande Putte et al. (2010) adopted this property as evidence for lower–metallicity clusters being isolated by assuming an ”unusual” origin for them.
Heterogeneity of the Population of Open Star Clusters in the Galaxy
Since we use the Galactic orbital elements calculated by Wu et al. (2009), Vande Putte et al. (2010), and Magrini et al. (2010) for 500 clusters, we took the distances, proper motions, and radial velocities for them from the corresponding papers (for more details, see below).
Heterogeneity of the Population of Open Star Clusters in the Galaxy
We calculated the mean error of the velocity components using data from Vande Putte et al. (2010) to be ≈ 10.0 km s−1 .
Heterogeneity of the Population of Open Star Clusters in the Galaxy
However, several clusters are in highly eccentric orbits that often rise high above the Galactic plane, which is indicative of their ”unusual” origin (Vande Putte et al. 2010).
Heterogeneity of the Population of Open Star Clusters in the Galaxy
The eccentricity (e) and the maximum distance of the orbital points from the Galactic plane (Zmax ) (see, e.g., Marsakov and Borkova 2005; Vande Putte et al. 2010) are the most informative (in this respect) orbital elements.
Heterogeneity of the Population of Open Star Clusters in the Galaxy
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