VS.

Coal vs. Putter

Published:

Coalnoun

(uncountable) A black rock formed from prehistoric plant remains, composed largely of carbon and burned as a fuel.

Putterverb

(intransitive) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.

Coalnoun

(countable) A piece of coal used for burning. Note that in British English either of the following examples could be used, whereas the latter would be more common in American English.

‘Put some coals on the fire.’; ‘Put some coal on the fire.’;

Putterverb

(intransitive) To produce intermittent bursts of sound in the course of operating.

Coalnoun

(countable) A type of coal, such as bituminous, anthracite, or lignite, and grades and varieties thereof.

Putternoun

One who puts or places.

ADVERTISEMENT

Coalnoun

(countable) A glowing or charred piece of coal, wood, or other solid fuel.

‘Just as the camp-fire died down to just coals, with no flames to burn the marshmallows, someone dumped a whole load of wood on, so I gave up and went to bed.’;

Putternoun

A shot-putter.

Coalnoun

Charcoal.

Putternoun

(mining) One who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine.

Coalverb

(intransitive) To take on a supply of coal (usually of steam ships).

Putternoun

(golf) A golf club specifically intended for a putt.

ADVERTISEMENT

Coalverb

(transitive) To supply with coal.

‘to coal a steamer’;

Putternoun

(golf) A person who is taking a putt or putting.

Coalverb

(intransitive) To be converted to charcoal.

Putternoun

One who puts or plates.

Coalverb

(transitive) To burn to charcoal; to char.

Putternoun

Specifically, one who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine, and the like.

ADVERTISEMENT

Coalverb

(transitive) To mark or delineate with charcoal.

Putternoun

A club with a short shaft and either a wooden or a metal head, used in putting.

Coalnoun

A thoroughly charred, and extinguished or still ignited, fragment from wood or other combustible substance; charcoal.

Putterverb

To act inefficiently or idly; to occupy oneself in a liesurely manner; to trifle; to potter; as, to putter around in the garden.

Coalnoun

A black, or brownish black, solid, combustible substance, dug from beds or veins in the earth to be used for fuel, and consisting, like charcoal, mainly of carbon, but more compact, and often affording, when heated, a large amount of volatile matter.

Putternoun

a golfer who is putting

Coalverb

To burn to charcoal; to char.

‘Charcoal of roots, coaled into great pieces.’;

Putternoun

the iron normally used on the putting green

Coalverb

To mark or delineate with charcoal.

Putterverb

work lightly;

‘The old lady is pottering around in the garden’;

Coalverb

To supply with coal; as, to coal a steamer.

Putterverb

do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly;

‘The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house’;

Coalverb

To take in coal; as, the steamer coaled at Southampton.

Putterverb

move around aimlessly

Coalnoun

fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period

Putter

A putter is a club used in the sport of golf to make relatively short and low-speed strokes with the intention of rolling the ball into the hole from a short distance away. It is differentiated from the other clubs (typically, irons and woods) by a clubhead with a very flat, low-profile, low-loft striking face, and by other features which are only allowed on putters, such as bent shafts, non-circular grips, and positional guides.

Coalnoun

a hot glowing or smouldering fragment of wood or coal left from a fire

Coalverb

burn to charcoal;

‘Without a drenching rain, the forest fire will char everything’;

Coalverb

supply with coal

Coalverb

take in coal;

‘The big ship coaled’;

Coalnoun

a combustible black or dark brown rock consisting chiefly of carbonized plant matter, found mainly in underground seams and used as fuel

‘a coal fire’; ‘two bags of coal’;

Coalnoun

a piece of coal

‘men were loading coals into a wagon’;

Coalnoun

a red-hot piece of coal or other material in a fire

‘the glowing coals’;

Coalverb

provide with a supply of coal

‘ships had to be coaled and supplied’;

Coalverb

mine or extract coal

‘we have now finished coaling at the site’;

Coal

Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock, formed as rock strata called coal seams. Coal is mostly carbon with variable amounts of other elements, chiefly hydrogen, sulfur, oxygen, and nitrogen.

Coal Illustrations

Putter Illustrations

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons