rifle butt

noun
the butt end of a rifle
Hypernyms: ↑butt, ↑butt end
Part Holonyms: ↑rifle

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • butt — I n. a cigarette; rifle butt II v. 1)(d; intr.) to buttagainst 2) (colloq.) (d; intr.) to butt into (to butt into smb. s business) * * * [bʌt] rifle butt (d; intr.) to buttagainst a cigarette (colloq.) (d; intr.) to butt into (to butt into smb. s …   Combinatory dictionary

  • butt — butt1 [bʌt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of your body)¦ 2¦(cigarette)¦ 3 be the butt of something 4¦(gun)¦ 5 get your butt in/out/over etc 6 work/play etc your butt off 7¦(container)¦ 8¦(hitting with your head)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1 2, 4 6; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • butt — butt1 [ bʌt ] noun count 1. ) INFORMAL the part of your body that you sit on: BOTTOM: They ought to get off their butts and go back to work. a pain in the butt: That old computer is a pain in the butt! => KICK1 2. ) the part of a cigarette or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • butt — I UK [bʌt] / US noun [countable] Word forms butt : singular butt plural butts 1) a) the part of a cigarette or cigar that is left after you have finished smoking it b) the end of the handle of a gun or tool He was hit over the head with a rifle… …   English dictionary

  • butt — There are no fewer than four distinct words butt in English. The oldest, ‘hit with the head’ [12], comes via Anglo Norman buter from Old French boter. This can be traced back through Vulgar Latin *bottāre ‘thrust’ (source of English button) to a… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • butt — There are no fewer than four distinct words butt in English. The oldest, ‘hit with the head’ [12], comes via Anglo Norman buter from Old French boter. This can be traced back through Vulgar Latin *bottāre ‘thrust’ (source of English button) to a… …   Word origins

  • butt — 1 noun (C) 1 be the butt of to be the person or thing that other people often make jokes about: Paul quickly became the butt of everyone s jokes. 2 CIGARETTE the end of a cigarette after most of it has been smoked 3 GUN the thick end of the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • butt end — noun thick end of the handle • Syn: ↑butt • Hypernyms: ↑stock • Hyponyms: ↑rifle butt * * * noun Etymology: butt ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Butt and butt — Butt 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Butt — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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