Definitions for: Stunt

[n] a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention
[n] a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth
[v] perform a stunt or stunts
[v] check the growth or development of; "You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"

Webster (1913) Definition: Stunt, n. [Cf. Stint a task.]
A feat hard to perform; an act which is striking for the
skill, strength, or the like, required to do it; a feat.

An extraordinary man does three or four different
``stunts'' with remarkable dexterity. --The Bookman.

He does not try to do stunts; and, above all, he does
not care to go in swimming. --L. Hutton.

Stunt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stunted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Stunting.] [See Stint.]
To hinder from growing to the natural size; to prevent the
growth of; to stint, to dwarf; as, to stunt a child; to stunt
a plant.

When, by a cold penury, I blast the abilities of a
nation, and stunt the growth of its active energies,
the ill or may do is beyond all calculation. --Burke.

Stunt, n.
1. A check in growth; also, that which has been checked in
growth; a stunted animal or thing.

2. Specifically: A whale two years old, which, having been
weaned, is lean, and yields but little blubber.

See Also: acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt, animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, deed, do, effort, execute, exploit, fauna, feat, hinder, impede, perform, Russian roulette

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