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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SKUTTLE, n.2 The meaning appears to be a botched, bungled or muffed shot (in golf).Fif. 1891 J. G. McPherson Golf and Golfers 93:
The flinty ground sounded like iron with the stroke. “What a skuttle!” remarked Bob. “What's cum ower ye?”

[Sc. “a stroke which causes the ball to scuttle off sideways.”]

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"Skuttle n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 5 Dec 2022 <>



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