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butt


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butt  \Butt\,  But  \But\,  n.  [F.  but  butt,  aim  (cf.  butte  knoll), 
  or  bout,  OF  bot,  end  extremity,  fr  boter,  buter,  to  push 
  butt,  strike,  F.  bouter;  of  German  origin;  cf  OHG.  b[=o]zan, 
  akin  to  E.  beat  See  {Beat},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  limit;  a  bound;  a  goal;  the  extreme  bound;  the  end 
 
  Here  is  my  journey's  end  here  my  butt  And  very  sea 
  mark  of  my  utmost  sail.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  As  applied  to  land,  the  word  is  nearly  synonymous  with 
  mete,  and  signifies  properly  the  end  line  or  boundary; 
  the  abuttal. 
 
  2.  The  thicker  end  of  anything  See  {But}. 
 
  3.  A  mark  to  be  shot  at  a  target.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  The  groom  his  fellow  groom  at  butts  defies,  And 
  bends  his  bow,  and  levels  with  his  eyes.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  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.  --Addison. 
 
  5.  A  push  thrust,  or  sudden  blow,  given  by  the  head  of  an 
  animal;  as  the  butt  of  a  ram. 
 
  6.  A  thrust  in  fencing. 
 
  To  prove  who  gave  the  fairer  butt,  John  shows  the 
  chalk  on  Robert's  coat.  --Prior. 
 
  7.  A  piece  of  land  left  unplowed  at  the  end  of  a  field. 
 
  The  hay  was  growing  upon  headlands  and  butts  in 
  cornfields.  --Burrill. 
 
  8.  (Mech.) 
  a  A  joint  where  the  ends  of  two  objects  come  squarely 
  together  without  scarfing  or  chamfering;  --  also 
  called  {butt  joint}. 
  b  The  end  of  a  connecting  rod  or  other  like  piece,  to 
  which  the  boxing  is  attached  by  the  strap,  cotter,  and 
  gib. 
  c  The  portion  of  a  half-coupling  fastened  to  the  end  of 
  a  hose. 
 
  9.  (Shipbuilding)  The  joint  where  two  planks  in  a  strake 
  meet 
 
  10.  (Carp.)  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}. 
 
  11.  (Leather  Trade)  The  thickest  and  stoutest  part  of  tanned 
  oxhides,  used  for  soles  of  boots,  harness,  trunks. 
 
  12.  The  hut  or  shelter  of  the  person  who  attends  to  the 
  targets  in  rifle  practice. 
 
  {Butt  chain}  (Saddlery),  a  short  chain  attached  to  the  end  of 
  a  tug. 
 
  {Butt  end}.  The  thicker  end  of  anything  See  {But  end},  under 
  2d  {But}. 
 
  Amen;  and  make  me  die  a  good  old  man!  That's  the 
  butt  end  of  a  mother's  blessing.  --Shak. 
 
  {A  butt's  length},  the  ordinary  distance  from  the  place  of 
  shooting  to  the  butt,  or  mark. 
 
  {Butts  and  bounds}  (Conveyancing),  abuttals  and  boundaries. 
  In  lands  of  the  ordinary  rectangular  shape,  butts  are  the 
  lines  at  the  ends  (F.  bouts),  and  bounds  are  those  on  the 
  sides,  or  sidings,  as  they  were  formerly  termed. 
  --Burrill. 
 
  {Bead  and  butt}.  See  under  {Bead}. 
 
  {Butt  and  butt},  joining  end  to  end  without  overlapping,  as 
  planks. 
 
  {Butt  weld}  (Mech.),  a  butt  joint,  made  by  welding  together 
  the  flat  ends  or  edges,  of  a  piece  of  iron  or  steel,  or 
  of  separate  pieces,  without  having  them  overlap.  See 
  {Weld}. 
 
  {Full  butt},  headfirst  with  full  force.  [Colloq.]  ``The 
  corporal  .  .  .  ran  full  butt  at  the  lieutenant.'' 
  --Marryat. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butt  \Butt\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Butted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Butting}.]  [OE.  butten,  OF  boter  to  push  F.  bouter.  See 
  {Butt}  an  end  and  cf  {Boutade}.] 
  1.  To  join  at  the  butt,  end  or  outward  extremity;  to 
  terminate;  to  be  bounded;  to  abut.  [Written  also  {but}.] 
 
  And  Barnsdale  there  doth  butt  on  Don's  well-watered 
  ground.  --Drayton. 
 
  2.  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.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butt  \Butt\,  v.  t. 
  To  strike  by  thrusting  the  head  against;  to  strike  with  the 
  head. 
 
  Two  harmless  lambs  are  butting  one  the  other  --Sir  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butt  \Butt\,  n.  [F.  botte,  boute,  LL  butta.  Cf  {Bottle}  a 
  hollow  vessel.] 
  A  large  cask  or  vessel  for  wine  or  beer.  It  contains  two 
  hogsheads. 
 
  Note:  A  wine  butt  contains  126  wine  gallons  (=  105  imperial 
  gallons,  nearly);  a  beer  butt  108  ale  gallons  (=  about 
  110  imperial  gallons). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butt  \Butt\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  common  English  flounder. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  butt 
  n  1:  thick  end  of  the  handle  [syn:  {butt  end}] 
  2:  a  victim  of  ridicule  or  pranks  [syn:  {goat},  {laughingstock}, 
  {stooge}] 
  3:  the  fleshy  part  of  the  human  body  that  you  sit  on  [syn:  {buttocks}, 
  {arse},  {backside},  {bum},  {buns},  {can},  {fundament},  {hindquarters}, 
  {hind  end},  {keister},  {posterior},  {prat},  {rear},  {rear 
  end},  {rump},  {stern},  {seat},  {tail},  {tail  end},  {tooshie}, 
  {tush},  {bottom},  {behind},  {derriere},  {fanny},  {ass}] 
  4:  an  object  set  up  for  a  marksman  or  archer  to  aim  at  [syn:  {target}] 
  5:  finely  ground  tobacco  wrapped  in  paper;  for  smoking  [syn:  {cigarette}, 
  {cigaret},  {coffin  nail},  {fag}] 
  6:  a  joint  made  by  fastening  ends  together  without  overlapping 
  [syn:  {butt  joint}] 
  7:  a  large  cask  (especially  one  holding  a  volume  equivalent  to 
  2  hogsheads  or  126  gallons) 
  8:  the  small  unused  part  of  something  (especially  the  end  of  a 
  cigarette  that  is  left  after  smoking)  [syn:  {stub}] 
  v  1:  lie  adjacent  to  another;  "Canada  adjoins  the  U.S."  [syn:  {border}, 
  {adjoin},  {edge},  {abut},  {butt  against},  {butt  on}] 
  2:  to  strike,  thrust  or  shove  against,  often  with  head  or 
  horns:  "He  butted  his  sister  out  of  the  way."  [syn:  {bunt}] 
  3:  place  end  to  end  without  overlapping;  "The  frames  must  be 
  butted  at  the  joints" 




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