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stud

1
1. a large-headed nail or other projection protruding from a surface, usually as decoration
2. a headless bolt that is threaded at both ends, the centre portion being unthreaded
3. any short projection on a machine, such as the metal cylinder that forms a journal for the gears on a screw-cutting lathe
4. the crossbar in the centre of a link of a heavy chain

stud

2
1. a group of pedigree animals, esp horses, kept for breeding purposes
2. any male animal kept principally for breeding purposes, esp a stallion
3. a farm or stable where a stud is kept
4. the state or condition of being kept for breeding purposes

Stud

One of a series of upright posts or vertical structural members that act as the supporting elements in a wall or partition.

stud

[stəd]
(building construction)
One of the vertical members in the walls of a framed building to which wallboards, lathing, or paneling is nailed or fastened.
(design engineering)
A rivet, boss, or nail with a large, ornamental head.
A short rod or bolt threaded at both ends without a head.

stud

stud, 2
stud, 1
1. An upright post or support, esp. one of a series of vertical structural members which act as the supporting elements in a wall or partition.
2. A cylindrical rod of moderate length, threaded on one or both ends or throughout its entire length.
References in classic literature ?
Scrub Greene wint away widout a word, but Peg Barney, stiff wid the cowld, stud like a sheep, thryin' to make his orf'cer undherstand he was sorry for playin' the goat.
In these days when everything, from the shape of a man's hat to his method of dealing with asparagus, is supposed to be an index to character, it is possible to form some estimate of Lord Dawlish from the fact that his vigil in front of the Bandolero had been expensive even before the advent of the Benedict with the studs and laces.
But it seemed to be troubling the poor fellow with the studs a great deal, so, realizing that tastes differ and that there is no accounting for them, he looked at him commiseratingly.
As he was reaching the steps of Bakaleyev's, he suddenly fancied that something, a chain, a stud or even a bit of paper in which they had been wrapped with the old woman's handwriting on it, might somehow have slipped out and been lost in some crack, and then might suddenly turn up as unexpected, conclusive evidence against him.
And when that functionary appeared before him, he bade him without delay set about making a new leg, and directed the mates to see him supplied with all the studs and joists of jaw-ivory (Sperm Whale) which had thus far been accumulated on the voyage, in order that a careful selection of the stoutest, clearest-grained stuff might be secured.
Then I had simply to fight against their persistent fingers for my levers, and at the same time feel for the studs over which these fitted.
I could see his staring eyes and gleams of light on his studs and watch chain.
Yes; the diamond studs which his Majesty gave the queen.
The queen became exceedingly red, and replied that having in the evening broken one of those studs, she had sent it to her goldsmith to be repaired.
These relations are already far removed from us, my lord -- for you were not then born -- and for some unfortunate diamond studs, which I received from his hands and carried back to France, it is really not worth while awakening so many remembrances.
He felt of the copper studs, he pulled upon the hinges, and at last, by chance, he raised the cover of one.
Afterwards it used to turn up in all sorts of places--at the bottom of small drawers, among my studs in cardboard boxes--till at last it found permanent rest in a large wooden bowl containing some loose keys, bits of sealing wax, bits of string, small broken chains, a few buttons, and similar minute wreckage that washes out of a man's life into such receptacles.