n.1.A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.
2.The larger or thicker end of anything; the blunt end, in distinction from the sharp end; as, the butt of a rifle. Formerly also spelled but. See 2nd but, n. sense 2.
3.A mark to be shot at; a target.
4.A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the company.
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.
7.A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.
8.(Mech.) A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; - also called butt joint.
9.(Shipbuilding) The joint where two planks in a strake meet.
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.
13.The buttocks; as, get up off your butt and get to work; - used as a euphemism, less objectionable than ass.
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.
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.
- Burrill.
Butt and butt
joining end to end without overlapping, as planks.
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 Weld.
Full butt
headfirst with full force.
- Marryat.
v. i.1.To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut.
[imp. & p. p. Butted; p. pr. & vb. n. Butting.]
2.To thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the head forward, as an ox or a ram. [See Butt, n.]
v. t.1.To strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the head.
Two harmless lambs are butting one the other.
- Sir H. Wotton.
n.1.A large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two hogsheads.
1.(Zool.) The common English flounder.
Noun1.butt - thick end of the handle
Synonyms: butt end
2.butt - a victim of ridicule or pranks
3.Buttbutt - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
4.butt - sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at
Synonyms: target
5.butt - finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
6.butt - a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping
Synonyms: butt joint
7.butt - a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons)
8.butt - the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
Synonyms: stub
Verb1.butt - lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
2.butt - to strike, thrust or shove against, often with head or horns; "He butted his sister out of the way"
Synonyms: bunt
3.butt - place end to end without overlapping; "The frames must be butted at the joints"

BUTT. A measure of capacity, equal to one hundred and eight gallons. See Measure.

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