- 1A golf club designed for use in putting, typically with a flat-faced malletlike head.More example sentences
- To use the long putter, place the top of the grip against your sternum with your left hand.
- But when I go with the belly putter, everything seems to be right.
- Second, he imagines that the putter shaft is a giant pencil.
- 2 [with adjective] A golfer considered in terms of putting ability: you’ll need to be a good putter to break parMore example sentences
- The polish to being a good putter comes from having a regular putting routine.
- You probably are not a very good putter unless you have a really good attitude.
- Once he becomes a better putter, there will be no stopping him.
noun & verb
- another term for putt-putt.More example sentences
- We puttered our way along up Haight St., browsed in Booksmith (excellent bookstore) and then walked back to the car via the rose garden.
- We haul our camera and camping gear, all 600 pounds of it, onto a tiny rubber dinghy and putter out to his boat.
- Then we climb back into our SUVs and putter away.
verb[no object] North American
- 1Occupy oneself in a desultory but pleasant manner, doing a number of small tasks or not concentrating on anything particular: early morning is the best time of the day to putter around in the gardenMore example sentences
- He had more confidence to get about and could do a lot more - it allowed him to potter about in the house, in the garden and the greenhouse.
- He is ‘not really into’ nightclubs and is looking for a quiet house ‘with a nice garden, somewhere to potter about like the old boy I am’.
- The employees manning these centres are trained to remain unobtrusive and encourage the visitors to potter about, handling the products on display.
- 1.1 [with adverbial of direction] Move or go in a casual, unhurried way: the duck putters on the surface of the pondMore example sentences
- She stood up once the van puttered away and walked back inside.
- Here he comes, puttering up in his little soapbox derby car with its duck horn.
- My parents, as they potter through Camberwell and snooty suburbs walking their dog, chat away with locals and the subject often comes up.
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- He doesn't go far, a bit of a potterer if you like.
- I have no chance of getting an allotment, but I'm more of a potterer than a digger, so that doesn't bother me.
- I've never been much of a potterer but I've done some amount of pottering about over the last few days!
late 19th century (originally US): alteration of potter1.