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 for putter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Putter \Put"ter\, n.
     1. One who puts or plates.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Specifically, one who pushes the small wagons in a coal
        mine, and the like. [Prov. Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Putter \Putt"er\, n. (Golf)
        (a) A club with a short shaft and either a wooden or a
            metal head, used in putting.
        (b) One who putts.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Putter \Put"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Puttered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Puttering.] [See Potter.]
     To act inefficiently or idly; to occupy oneself in a
     liesurely manner; to trifle; to potter; as, to putter around
     in the garden.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  putter
      n 1: a golfer who is putting
      2: the iron normally used on the putting green [syn: putter,
         putting iron]
      v 1: work lightly; "The old lady is pottering around in the
           garden" [syn: potter, putter]
      2: do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly;
         "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"
         [syn: putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey,
         monkey around, muck about, muck around]
      3: move around aimlessly [syn: putter, potter, potter
         around, putter around]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "putter":
     beguile the time, burn daylight, consume time, coquet, dabble,
     dally, diddle, doodle, fiddle, fiddle with, fiddle-faddle,
     fidget with, finger with, flirt, fool, fool around, fool with,
     footle, fribble, fritter away time, frivol, horse around, idle,
     jerk off, kid around, kill time, loiter, lose time, mess,
     mess around, monkey, monkey around, pass the time, piddle, play,
     play around, play with, potter, puddle, smatter, tinker, toy,
     toy with, trifle, twiddle, waste time
  
  

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