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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

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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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.
Next door a squamous wall relief (Number 31A, 1999), composed mostly of the butt ends of wooden sticks and planks, looked like a gargantuan tree trunk, forcing the materials back to their natural roots in an evolutionary full circle.
Instead of butt ends, which could at least be swept up, it seems we are now a nation of gum chewers.
this item, "Is to produce novel means for clamping the stalks of vegetation near the butt ends thereof and also at the neck portions thereof just back of the heads, so that the stalks may be tied together in bundles by ribbon or ornamental fastenings, or in any other appropriate way.
A team of Keep Cardiff Tidy enforcement officers will take to the streets on Bonfire Night to tackle irresponsible smokers who trample their butt ends underfoot.
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.