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Definition: "Flatstick" is a slang term for a golf putter, because putter clubfaces appear to be flat, or completely vertical. (Other golf clubs have noticeable - sometimes large - amounts of loft.)

But here's a reality check: Most putters are not, in fact, flat. In other words, putters, too, are lofted. You can find putters with zero degrees of loft (true "flatsticks"), but most putters that are marketed to golfers come with 3- to 4 degrees of loft.

Alternate Spellings: Flat stick
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