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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the larger or thicker end; See Butt, n.
  • n. The thicker end of anything. See But end, under 2d But.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See butt-end.
  • n. The thicker, larger, or blunt end of anything: as, the butt-end of a musket or a piece of timber: same as butt, 1 . Also spelled but-end.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. thick end of the handle


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