verb (putts, putting, putted)[no object]
- Try to hit a golf ball into the hole by striking it gently so that it rolls across the green: the man who can putt is a match for anyone (as noun putting) his putting was as consistent and accurate as before [with object]: there is nothing left to do except putt the ball in the holeMore 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: he hit a four-iron to 20 ft and holed the putt a three-foot puttMore 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.
More definitions of puttDefinition of putt in:
- The US English dictionary