Putty powder
Putty Put"ty, n. [F. pot['e]e, fr. pot pot; what was formerly called putty being a substance resembling what is now called putty powder, and in part made of the metal of old pots. See {Pot}.] 1. A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or soft carbonate of lime, and linseed oil, when applied beaten or kneaded to the consistence of dough, -- used in fastening glass in sashes, stopping crevices, and for similar purposes. [1913 Webster]

2. (Golf) A ball made of composition and not gutta percha. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Putty powder}, an oxide of tin, or of tin and lead in various proportions, much used in polishing glass, metal, precious stones, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • putty powder — n. powdered oxide of tin, or of tin and lead, used for polishing glass or metals …   English World dictionary

  • putty powder — noun : a polishing material (as for glass or marble) containing chiefly stannic oxide called also jewelers putty * * * an abrasive consisting chiefly of stannic oxide, used for polishing hard surfaces. Also called putty, jeweler s putty. [1825… …   Useful english dictionary

  • putty powder — Stannic Stan nic ( n[i^]k), a. [L. stannum tin: cf. F. stannique.] (Chem.) Of or pertaining to tin; derived from or containing tin; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with {stannous}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • putty-powder — puttˈy powder noun Stannic oxide (often with lead oxide) used for polishing glass • • • Main Entry: ↑putty …   Useful english dictionary

  • putty powder — an abrasive consisting chiefly of stannic oxide, used for polishing hard surfaces. Also called putty, jeweler s putty. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • putty powder — /ˈpʌti paʊdə/ (say putee powduh) noun stannic oxide used for glass polishing …   Australian English dictionary

  • Putty — Put ty, n. [F. pot[ e]e, fr. pot pot; what was formerly called putty being a substance resembling what is now called putty powder, and in part made of the metal of old pots. See {Pot}.] 1. A kind of thick paste or cement compounded of whiting, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • putty — [put′ē] n. [Fr potée, calcined tin, brass, lit., potful < pot, POT1] 1. a) a soft, plastic mixture of finely powdered chalk and linseed oil, used to secure glass panes, fill small cracks, etc. b) any substance like this in consistency, use,… …   English World dictionary

  • putty — putty1 /put ee/, n., pl. putties, v., puttied, puttying. n. 1. a compound of whiting and linseed oil, of a doughlike consistency when fresh, used to secure windowpanes, patch woodwork defects, etc. 2. any of various other compounds used for… …   Universalium

  • putty gloss — noun : a high polish imparted to stonework by a final polishing with putty powder …   Useful english dictionary

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