Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A variant of potter.
  • noun One who puts or places: as, a putter of obstacles in one's way.
  • noun 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.
  • noun One who puts or throws, especially a stone: as, he is but a poor putter.
  • noun (put′ ėr). In golf-playing, a club with a stiff and comparatively short shaft, generally used when the ball is on the putting-green.
  • noun One who puts or places something on something else.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A club with a short shaft and either a wooden or a metal head, used in putting.
  • noun One who putts.
  • noun One who puts or plates.
  • noun Prov. Eng. Specifically, one who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine, and the like.
  • intransitive verb To act inefficiently or idly; to occupy oneself in a liesurely manner; to trifle; to potter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who puts.
  • noun golf A golf club specifically intended for a putt.
  • noun golf A person who is taking a putt or putting.
  • verb intransitive To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
  • verb work lightly
  • noun the iron normally used on the putting green
  • noun a golfer who is putting
  • verb move around aimlessly

Etymologies

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put +‎ -er

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putt +‎ -er

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Alteration of potter

Examples

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  • to occupy oneself in a liesurely or inneffective manner

    July 20, 2007

  • How did this word escape my list(s) for so long? ;-)

    July 20, 2007