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putter

verb uk   /ˈpʌt.ər/ us    /ˈpʌt̬.ɚ/

putter verb (MOVE)

[I usually + adv/prep] US (UK potter) to move about without hurrying and in a relaxed and pleasant way: He really enjoys puttering around in the garden.

putter verb (MAKE NOISE)

[I] If a machine putters, it makes a low sound repeatedly, showing that it is working slowly.

putter

noun uk   /ˈpʌt.ər/ us    /ˈpʌt̬.ɚ/

putter noun (IN GOLF)

[C] a golf club (= stick for hitting a golf ball) with a short handle and metal end that is specially designed for putting [C] someone who putts: He's a good putter.

putter noun (WALK)

[S] US (UK potter) a slow, relaxed walk around a place
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