Definitions for: Butt

[n] thick end of the handle
[n] the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
[n] a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
[n] a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
[n] finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
[n] sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
[n] the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
[n] a victim of ridicule or pranks
[v] to strike, thrust or shove against, often with head or horns; "He butted his sister out of the way."
[v] lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
[v] place end to end without overlapping; "The frames must be butted at the joints"

Webster (1913) Definition: Butt, But But, n. [F. but butt, aim (cf. butte knoll),
or bout, OF. bot, end, extremity, fr. boter, buter, to push,
butt, strike, F. bouter; of German origin; cf. OHG. b[=o]zan,
akin to E. beat. See Beat, v. t.]
1. A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.

Here is my journey's end, here my butt And very sea
mark of my utmost sail. --Shak.

Note: As applied to land, the word is nearly synonymous with
mete, and signifies properly the end line or boundary;
the abuttal.

2. The thicker end of anything. See But.

3. A mark to be shot at; a target. --Sir W. Scott.

The groom his fellow groom at butts defies, And
bends his bow, and levels with his eyes. --Dryden.

4. A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed;
as, the butt of the company.

I played a sentence or two at my butt, which I
thought very smart. --Addison.

5. A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an
animal; as, the butt of a ram.

6. A thrust in fencing.

To prove who gave the fairer butt, John shows the
chalk on Robert's coat. --Prior.

7. A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.

The hay was growing upon headlands and butts in
cornfields. --Burrill.

8. (Mech.)
(a) A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely
together without scarfing or chamfering; -- also
called butt joint.
(b) The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to
which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and
(c) The portion of a half-coupling fastened to the end of
a hose.

9. (Shipbuilding) The joint where two planks in a strake

10. (Carp.) A kind of hinge used in hanging doors, etc.; --
so named because fastened on the edge of the door, which
butts against the casing, instead of on its face, like
the strap hinge; also called butt hinge.

11. (Leather Trade) The thickest and stoutest part of tanned
oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.

12. The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the
targets in rifle practice.

Butt chain (Saddlery), a short chain attached to the end of
a tug.

Butt end. The thicker end of anything. See But end, under
2d But.

Amen; and make me die a good old man! That's the
butt end of a mother's blessing. --Shak.

A butt's length, the ordinary distance from the place of
shooting to the butt, or mark.

Butts and bounds (Conveyancing), abuttals and boundaries.
In lands of the ordinary rectangular shape, butts are the
lines at the ends (F. bouts), and bounds are those on the
sides, or sidings, as they were formerly termed.

Bead and butt. See under Bead.

Butt and butt, joining end to end without overlapping, as

Butt weld (Mech.), a butt joint, made by welding together
the flat ends, or edges, of a piece of iron or steel, or
of separate pieces, without having them overlap. See

Full butt, headfirst with full force. [Colloq.] ``The
corporal . . . ran full butt at the lieutenant.''

Butt, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Butted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Butting.] [OE. butten, OF. boter to push, F. bouter. See
Butt an end, and cf. Boutade.]
1. To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to
terminate; to be bounded; to abut. [Written also but.]

And Barnsdale there doth butt on Don's well-watered
ground. --Drayton.

2. To thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the
head forward, as an ox or a ram. [See Butt, n.]

A snow-white steer before thine altar led, Butts
with his threatening brows. --Dryden.

Butt, v. t.
To strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the

Two harmless lambs are butting one the other. --Sir H.

Butt, n. [F. botte, boute, LL. butta. Cf. Bottle a
hollow vessel.]
A large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two

Note: A wine butt contains 126 wine gallons (= 105 imperial
gallons, nearly); a beer butt 108 ale gallons (= about
110 imperial gallons).

Butt, n. (Zo["o]l.)
The common English flounder.

Synonyms: abut, adjoin, arse, ass, backside, behind, border, bottom, bum, buns, bunt, butt end, butt joint, butt on, buttocks, can, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, derriere, edge, fag, fanny, fundament, goat, hind end, hindquarters, keister, laughingstock, march, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, stooge, stub, tail, tail end, target, tooshie, tush

See Also: April fool, barrel, body, body part, bump into, butt against, butt weld, cask, cigar butt, cigarette butt, clay pigeon, contact, cubeb, cubeb cigarette, dupe, filter-tipped cigarette, fish joint, jar against, joint, knock against, lay, marijuana cigarette, meet, neighbor, neighbour, part, place, portion, pose, position, put, reefer, rifle butt, roach, roll of tobacco, run into, set, smoke, spliff, sporting goods, sports equipment, stick, stock, strike, torso, touch, trunk, victim, water butt

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