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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

butt

1. A short length of roofing material.
2.
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