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butt

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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

2
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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The notion that dome-headed dinosaurs butted heads in some sort of violent social ritual has been around since the 1950s, when a paleontologist noticed a passing resemblance between the dinosaurs' thick skulls and those of a modern-day head-banger, the bighorn sheep.
The scheduled 12-round fight was stopped at the 2:22 mark of the 11th when the fighters accidentally butted heads.
We butted heads in amateur bowling and we get a little jealous of each other every once in a while, but we're great friends.