Definition of Putting green

1. Noun. An area of closely cropped grass surrounding the hole on a golf course. "The ball rolled across the green and into the bunker"

Exact synonyms: Green, Putting Surface
Group relationships: Golf Course, Links Course
Generic synonyms: Land Site, Site

Definition of Putting green

1. Noun. (golf) The area of a golf course nearest the hole, with a smoother surface to make putting easier. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Putting Green

putting down
putting green (current term)
putting greens
putting in
putting iron
putting off
putting on
putting on the block
putting oneself in someone's place
putting out
putting someone in their place
putting to death
putting to rest
putting two and two together
putting up

Literary usage of Putting green

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1. Golden Tips: A Description of Ceylon and Its Great Tea Industry by Henry William Cave (1900)
"It would be an easy three, but for the fact that the putting green is a ... The fourteenth putting green is within reach of the tee by a drive of one ..."

2. Handbook of Athletic Games for Players, Instructors, and Spectators by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft, William Dean Pulvermacher (1916)
"THE APPROACH is the stroke that places the ball on the putting green. ... When a ball has reached the smooth putting green most difficulties would seem to ..."

3. The Complete Golfer by Harry Vardon (1908)
"... sideways slope—A straighter line for the hole—Patting down a hill—Applying drag to the ball—The use of the mashie on the putting green—Stymies—When they ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"On the putting green the ball may be replaced by hand. .... The term " putting green " shall mean the ground within 20 yards of the hole, excepting hazards. ..."

5. Golf by Horace Gordon Hutchinson, Henry James Moncreiff Moncreiff (1892)
"Once upon the putting green the slowest party is safe from persecution for the time. According to the present law and practice, the putting-green is a ..."

6. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1898)
"The distance to the first hole was a good four hundred yards up hill and down, and Campbell brought himself finally a few yards from the putting-green in ..."

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