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putting green

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noun Golf.
  1. green(def 24).
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Origin of putting green

First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for putting green

Historical Examples

  • On the putting-green the ball shall be replaced by hand, without penalty.

    The Complete Golfer [1905]

    Harry Vardon

  • He stood afar off, however, until he saw our balls on the putting-green.

  • There are more bunkers lying in wait close to the putting-green.

    The Art of Entertaining

    M. E. W. Sherwood

  • They came together, however, on the putting-green, and had a short walk to the next tee.

    Mysterious Mr. Sabin

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • We see clearly that he wastes very little time in addressing his ball, either through the green or on the putting-green.

    The Soul of Golf

    Percy Adolphus Vaile


British Dictionary definitions for putting green

putting green

noun
  1. (on a golf course) the area of closely mown grass at the end of a fairway where the hole is
  2. an area of smooth grass with several holes for putting games
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