• WordNet 3.6
    • v putter move around aimlessly
    • v putter do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
    • v putter work lightly "The old lady is pottering around in the garden"
    • n putter the iron normally used on the putting green
    • n putter a golfer who is putting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Putter (Golf) A club with a short shaft and either a wooden or a metal head, used in putting.
    • Putter One who puts or plates.
    • Putter Specifically, one who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine, and the like.
    • v. i Putter To act inefficiently or idly; to occupy oneself in a liesurely manner; to trifle; to potter; as, to putter around in the garden.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n putter One who puts or places: as, a putter of obstacles in one's way.
    • n putter One who puts or hauls coal from the place where it is mined to the point from which it is raised to the surface; one who transports coal on any underground road. Also called haulier, drawer, and trammer.
    • n putter One who puts or throws, especially a stone: as, he is but a poor putter.
    • n putter (put′ ėr). In golf-playing, a club with a stiff and comparatively short shaft, generally used when the ball is on the putting-green.
    • n putter One who puts or places something on something else.
    • putter A variant of potter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Putter one who puts
    • ns Putter one who throws a stone: one who takes coal along underground roads: a short, stiff golf-club used in putting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

I hate to putter about in the cold.
"The Governess" by Julie M. Lippmann
In his insistence upon solidity and exactitude he went beyond the point of careful workmanship and became a putterer.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
And if there was one thing that the Muley Cow didn't like it was to have to stand still while a slow milker puttered at his work.
"The Tale of Snowball Lamb" by Arthur Bailey
It was quite a relief when a putter or any one came near that he could speak to.
"Charlie Scott" by Unknown
I told the clubmaker who was in charge that I was off my putting, and wanted a new putter.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
Blaine puttered around with unfamiliar test tubes and retorts, watching for a chance to get a word with Tommy in private.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
The noise of his puttering there sounded for a time.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
One putterer in the family was enough!
"Teething Ring" by James Causey
A uniformed male nurse puttered around.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
No one, indeed, since Macaulay has been a better point-putter than Seeley was.
"Studies in Contemporary Biography" by James Bryce, Viscount Bryce

In poetry:

Now to and fro the putters go,
The waggons to and fro,
And clang on clang the wheel and hoof
Ring in the mine below.
"The Hartley Calamity" by Joseph Skipsey

In news:

Long putters and belly putters are expected to banned by the USGA and the R&A.
The long putter he uses is in danger of being banned.
Much like his colleague Scotty Cameron, Titleist's putter designer, Vokey draws huge crowds of ordinary golfers and golf fans seeking his wedge wisdom.
If the USGA has a problem with long putters, what would they say about this.
Keegan Bradley is one of three men who used long putters to win majors in the space of a 12-month period.
ALEX BOERNER/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS Martin County's Dominick Vennari bends his putter in frustration after missing a putt on the 15th hole during the 2012 FHSAA Region 6A Boys Golf tournament Monday at Duran Country Club in Melbourne.
You have drivers, long range and medium range, and putters are short range.
Lefty Talks Troops, Anchoring Putters.
Pearl Putter takes adjustability to new level .
It's possible that Furrh is simply taking offense to the recent ban that the USGA put in place, which restricts the use of long -putters.
Pros affected by anchored putter ban.
He may be trying out the long putter simply because he feels that he will make more putts with it.
A NEW WRINKLE — Seagrove potter David Fernandez poses with one of his ceramic putters , which he hopes hits a sweet spot with golfers everywhere.
Fernandez, who is also a golfer, is making putters with ceramic heads.
Naturally, he would like to have his putters in every bag on every course.

In science:

This gives an excellent representation of the expected Planck CMB constraints for combining with supernova data (Linder & Robbers 2008; de Putter et al. 2009).
Reducing Zero-point Systematics in Dark Energy Supernova Experiments
The current limits of P mν < 0.3 eV for ΛCDM + P mν (Moresco et al. 2012; Xia et al. 2012; de Putter et al. 2012; Riemer-Sørensen et al. 2012) and P mν < 0.65 eV for ΛCDM + P mν + Neff (e.g.
What is half a neutrino? Reviewing cosmological constraints on neutrinos and dark radiation
Giusarma, E., Corsi, M., Archidiacono, M., de Putter, R., Melchiorri, A., Mena, O., & Pandolfi, S. 2011, Phys.
What is half a neutrino? Reviewing cosmological constraints on neutrinos and dark radiation