Definition of putt in English:


Syllabification: putt
Pronunciation: /pət

verb (putts, putting, putted)

[no object]
Try to hit a golf ball into a hole by striking it gently so that it rolls across the green: Nicklaus putted for eagle on 11 of the 16 par 5s [with object]: putt the balls into the hole
More example sentences
  • The player must try to remember what it felt like when he putted well.
  • To win you have to be able to putt well for the whole week.
  • Golf has undergone revolutionary changes since John Reid putted his first ball in 1779.


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A gentle stroke that hits a golf ball across the green towards the hole.
More example sentences
  • So before a round, always practice long putts, stroking the ball the length or width of the practice green.
  • In Fitsum's case, his jabby stroke caused him to hit putts well past the hole.
  • Focus on swinging back and through the same amount, lengthening your stroke as the putts get longer.


mid 17th century (originally Scots): differentiated from put.

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