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Buttnoun

(countable) The larger or thicker end of something; the blunt end, in distinction from the sharp or narrow end

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Buttnoun

The buttocks used as a euphemism in idiomatic expressions; less objectionable than arse/ass.

‘Get up off your butt and get to work.’;

Buttocks

the fleshy part of the human body at the back of the hip, on which a person sits.

Buttnoun

(leather trades) The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.

Buttocksnoun

the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;

‘he deserves a good kick in the butt’; ‘are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?’;

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Buttnoun

(countable) The waste end of anything

Buttocks

The buttocks (singular: buttock) are two rounded portions of the exterior anatomy of most mammals, located on the posterior of the pelvic region. In humans, the buttocks are located between the lower back and the perineum.

Buttnoun

(slang) A used cigarette.

Buttnoun

A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.

Buttnoun

Hassock.

Buttnoun

An end of something, often distinguished in some way from the other end.

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Buttnoun

The end of a firearm opposite to that from which a bullet is fired.

‘She was hit in the face with the butt of a shotgun.’;

Buttnoun

(lacrosse) The plastic or rubber cap used to cover the open end of a lacrosse stick's shaft in order to reduce injury.

Buttnoun

The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose.

Buttnoun

The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.

Buttnoun

(mechanical) A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering.

Buttnoun

(carpentry) A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc., so named because it is attached to the inside edge of the door and butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt hinge.

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Buttnoun

(shipbuilding) The joint where two planks in a strake meet.

Buttnoun

(countable) A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.

Buttnoun

A mark to be shot at; a target.

Buttnoun

A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed.

‘He's usually the butt of their jokes.’;

Buttnoun

The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.

Buttnoun

A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head; a head butt.

‘Be careful in the pen, that ram can knock you down with a butt.’; ‘The handcuffed suspect gave the officer a desperate butt in the chest.’;

Buttnoun

A thrust in fencing.

Buttnoun

(English units) An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 126 wine gallons which is one-half tun; equivalent to the pipe.

Buttnoun

A wooden cask for storing wine, usually containing 126 gallons.

Buttnoun

(Northern England) Any of various flatfish such as sole, plaice or turbot

Buttverb

To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut.

Buttverb

(transitive) To strike bluntly, particularly with the head.

Buttverb

(intransitive) To strike bluntly with the head.

‘Rams butt at other males during mating season.’;

Buttnoun

A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.

‘Here is my journey's end, here my buttAnd very sea mark of my utmost sail.’;

Buttnoun

The larger or thicker end of anything; the blunt end, in distinction from the sharp end; as, the butt of a rifle. Formerly also spelled but. See 2nd but, n. sense 2.

Buttnoun

A mark to be shot at; a target.

‘The groom his fellow groom at butts defies,And bends his bow, and levels with his eyes.’;

Buttnoun

A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the company.

‘I played a sentence or two at my butt, which I thought very smart.’;

Buttnoun

A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a ram.

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A thrust in fencing.

‘To prove who gave the fairer butt,John shows the chalk on Robert's coat.’;

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A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.

‘The hay was growing upon headlands and butts in cornfields.’;

Buttnoun

A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; - also called butt joint.

Buttnoun

The joint where two planks in a strake meet.

Buttnoun

A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc.; - so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like the strap hinge; also called butt hinge.

Buttnoun

The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.

Buttnoun

The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.

Buttnoun

The buttocks; as, get up off your butt and get to work; - used as a euphemism, less objectionable than ass.

‘Amen; and make me die a good old man!That's the butt end of a mother's blessing.’;

Buttnoun

A large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two hogsheads.

Buttnoun

The common English flounder.

Buttverb

To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut.

‘And Barnsdale there doth butt on Don's well-watered ground.’;

Buttverb

To thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the head forward, as an ox or a ram. [See Butt, n.]

‘A snow-white steer before thine altar led,Butts with his threatening brows.’;

Buttverb

To strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the head.

‘Two harmless lambs are butting one the other.’;

Buttnoun

thick end of the handle

Buttnoun

a victim of ridicule or pranks

Buttnoun

the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;

‘he deserves a good kick in the butt’; ‘are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?’;

Buttnoun

sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at

Buttnoun

finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

Buttnoun

a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping

Buttnoun

a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)

Buttnoun

the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)

Buttverb

lie adjacent to another or share a boundary;

‘Canada adjoins the U.S.’; ‘England marches with Scotland’;

Buttverb

to strike, thrust or shove against, often with head or horns;

‘He butted his sister out of the way’;

Buttverb

place end to end without overlapping;

‘The frames must be butted at the joints’;

Buttverb

(of a person or animal) hit (someone or something) with the head or horns

‘she butted him in the chest’;

Buttverb

strike (one's head) against something

‘he butts his head against a wall’;

Buttverb

adjoin or meet end to end

‘the shop butted up against the row of houses’;

Buttverb

join (pieces of stone, timber, and other building materials) with the ends or sides flat against each other.

Buttnoun

a push or blow, especially one given with the head.

Buttnoun

the person or thing at which criticism or ridicule is directed

‘his singing is the butt of dozens of jokes’;

Buttnoun

an archery or shooting target or range.

Buttnoun

a mound on or in front of which a target is set up for archery or shooting.

Buttnoun

a grouse-shooter's stand, screened by low turf or a stone wall.

Buttnoun

the thicker end of something, especially a tool or a weapon

‘a rifle butt’;

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the square end of a plank or plate meeting the end or side of another, as in the side of a ship

‘a butt joint’;

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the thicker or hind end of a hide used for leather.

Buttnoun

the stub of a cigar or a cigarette.

Buttnoun

a person's buttocks or anus

‘I was being paid to sit on my butt and watch television’;

Buttnoun

the trunk of a tree, especially the part just above the ground.

Buttnoun

a cask, typically used for wine, beer, or water

‘a butt of malmsey’;

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a liquid measure equal to 126 US gallons (equivalent to 477.5 litres).

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