Entry from British & World English dictionary
verb[with object] Scottish informal
Hit or kick (something) hard and wildly: he blootered the ball over the bar
More example sentences
- Compare and contrast three hours on the course and the time and space to think about every shot in your bag with half an hour on the range blootering a bucket of balls into the middle distance.
- This time he blootered the ball high and wide of the target.
- Young subalterns would, apparently, signal the start of an advance by nipping up from the trench and blootering the ball at the enemy lines.
1980s: earlier senses include 'blunder' and 'talk foolishly', but ultimately of unknown origin.
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