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butt

1
1. Shooting Archery
a. a mound of earth behind the target on a target range that stops bullets or wide shots
b. the target itself
c. the target range
2. a low barrier, usually of sods or peat, behind which sportsmen shoot game birds, esp grouse

butt

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1. a large cask, esp one with a capacity of two hogsheads, for storing wine or beer
2. a US unit of liquid measure equal to 126 US gallons

butt

[bət]
(botany)
The portion of a plant from which the roots extend, for example, the base of a tree trunk.
(building construction)
The bottom or cover edge of a shingle.
(design engineering)
The enlarged and squared-off end of a connecting rod or similar link in a machine.
(mining engineering)
Coal exposed at right angles to the face and, in contrast to the face, generally having a rough surface.
(ordnance)
Rear end of the stock of a rifle or other small arm.

butt

1. A short length of roofing material.
2.
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During certain time (4, 7 and 20 hours since the experience beginning) 5 tests on humidity (1 average, 2 at butt ends and 2 intermediate) were selected along the length from every tube to make the analysis, and according to the received data moisture content profiles of W = f(x), where x--coordinate along length of a sample were drawn.
2) The brush and limbs should be left long -- do not cut them up -- and should be stacked with the butt ends together.
No, this house isn't shaped like a can of beer; it's a boutique cottage, complete with stained glass windows, Texas stars, a turret made out of the butt ends of two-by-four boards, and quite a few cleverly placed Bud logos.
50-in in length were cut from the butt ends of Log 2 and Log 3.
One of her responsibilities as a drumstick finisher is smoothing the butt ends, an important job which lets the drummer get a firm grip on the sticks.
If a Betastatic belt shears then it takes less than 15 min to weld the two butt ends together in situ.
Amazingly, if smokers bin their butt ends instead of throwing them on the street, we would be almost half-way to ensuring our capital is litter free.