\ ˈpət How to pronounce putt (audio) \

Definition of putt

: a golf stroke made on a putting green to cause the ball to roll into or near the hole

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Examples of putt in a Sentence

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Pettersen's winning six-foot putt for a 1-up victory over Alex crowned a tumultuous final day in which Europe won the final three matches to overhaul the visitors, who needed to win 14 points to retain the trophy. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Solheim Cup: Europe defeats USA in thrilling finish at Gleneagles," 16 Sep. 2019 But their golfing fortunes eventually diverged on the back nine as Lowry continued to find greens and hole all manner of putts. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Shane Lowry Takes a 4-Stroke Lead at the British Open," 20 July 2019 Heath pulled off his hat, ruffled his hair and spun around as Mao, an 18-year-old from John’s Creek, Ga., overshot a birdie putt by just inches. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "Jack Heath wins Boys Junior PGA Championship with record-breaking score, clutch putt on 18; Milford’s James top local finisher," 2 Aug. 2019 On the ninth, Thomas again couldn't covert a putt from 7 feet for birdie. Daniel Oyefusi, The Courier-Journal, "Justin Thomas' struggles lead to a 12th-place finish at WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational," 28 July 2019 The 26-year-old reached 24 under after 16 holes, but a costly three-putt bogey on No. Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "Jim Herman wins Barbasol Championship by one stroke on weather-delayed Sunday," 22 July 2019 Spieth lipped out a two-foot putt on No. 4, missing a chance to move to 2-under. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: Spieth’s body language, and his snowman, tell the story of his miserable day at the Travelers Championship," 21 June 2019 Cut to the present, when the older of the two boys, Tucker (Tim Ogletree, who also wrote the script), now a professional golfer himself, is missing a putt on tour. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Putting and prayers: 'Round of Your Life' is a faith-based golf movie," 19 June 2019 Koepka chipped to just inside 10 feet and missed the putt. CBS News, "Gary Woodland wins the U.S. Open, his first major title," 16 June 2019

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First Known Use of putt

circa 1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for putt

Scots, literally, shove, gentle push, from putt, put to put

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