- The rear end of an animal or human; rear end.
- (slang) The buttocks; used as a euphemism, less objectionable than arse/[[ass
verb (butts, butting, butted, butted)
- Get up off your and get to work.
- (slang) Body; self.
- Get your to the car.
- We can't chat today. I have to get my to work before I'm late.
- 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.
- A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.
- 1604, William Shakespeare, Othello, Act V, Scene II, line 267.
- :Here is my journey's end, here is my / And very sea-mark of my utmost sail.
- A mark to be shot at; a target.
- 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act I, Scene II, line 186.
- :To which is fixed, as an aim or ...
- 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 37.
- :The inhabitants of all cities and towns were ordered to make butts, and to keep them in repair, under a penalty of twenty shillings per month, and to exercise themselves in shooting at them on holidays.
- A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.
- A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the company.
- A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a ram.
- A thrust in fencing.
- (lacrosse) The plastic or rubber cap used to cover the open end of a lacrosse stick's shaft in order to prevent injury.
- The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of a hose.
- The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.
- (context, mechanical) A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; " also called a butt joint.
- (context, carpentry) 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.
- (context, shipbuilding) The joint where two planks in a strake meet.
- (context, leather trades) The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.
- The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.
- (context, English units) An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 126 wine gallon]s; [[equivalent to the pipe.
- 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, p. 205.
- : Again, by 28 Hen. VIII, cap. 14, it is re-enacted that the tun of wine should contain 252 gallons, a of Malmsey 126 gallons, a pipe 126 gallons, a tercian or puncheon 84 gallons, a hogshead 63 gallons, a tierce 41 gallons, a barrel 31.5 gallons, a rundlet 18.5 gallons. "
- A wooden cask for storing wine, usually containing 126 gallons.
- 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act II, Scene II, line 121.
- : ...I escap'd upon a of sack which the sailors heav'd o'erboard...
- To strike bluntly, particularly with the head.
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