American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A short golf club used for putting.
- n. A golfer who is putting.
- v. To occupy oneself in an aimless or ineffective manner.
- v. To waste (time) in idling: puttered away the hours in the garden.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who puts or places: as, a putter of obstacles in one's way.
- n. 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. One who puts or throws, especially a stone: as, he is but a poor putter.
- n. (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. One who puts or places something on something else.
- A variant of potter.
- n. golf A golf club specifically intended for a putt.
- n. golf A person who is taking a putt or putting.
- v. intransitive To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.
- n. One who puts.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who puts or plates.
- n. Prov. Eng. Specifically, one who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine, and the like.
- n. A club with a short shaft and either a wooden or a metal head, used in putting.
- n. One who putts.
- v. To act inefficiently or idly; to occupy oneself in a liesurely manner; to trifle; to potter.
- v. do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
- v. work lightly
- n. the iron normally used on the putting green
- n. a golfer who is putting
- v. move around aimlessly
- put + -er (Wiktionary)
- Probably alteration of potter, probably frequentative of Middle English poten, to poke, push, from Old English potian. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The problem with shopping for a putter is that you can sink everything in sight at the store.”
“Obviously the putter is really important every week," Weir said.”
“The guy with a long-handled putter is also a long hitter and traditionally plays Augusta well.”
“He says a great putter is a player who makes putts to win in big tournaments.”
“The toe of the putter is open a little coming back.”
“The belly putter is the only way to go," he says.”
“A balky putter is what kept Dunlap picking his spots these last few years, still circling the globe like some Ulysses in cleats.”
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