Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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FOUNDER, v., n. I. Add: 5. To muff (a shot) at golf, to mishit (the ball). Sc. 1857 Chambers's Information for the People II. 694:
If too much force be used, the chances are that you founder your ball, and either top it or drive it a comparatively short distance.

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