Definition of butt :
1. A large cask or vessel for wine or beer. It contains two hogsheads.
2. Alt. of But
3. The common English flounder.
4. To join at the butt, end, or outward extremity; to terminate; to be bounded; to abut.
5. To strike by thrusting the head against; to strike with the head.
6. To thrust the head forward; to strike by thrusting the head forward, as an ox or a ram. [ See Butt, n.]
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contact (part of speech: verb)
propel (part of speech: verb)
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laughingstock (part of speech: noun)
- We had scarcely lost sight of Villanow, when the conspirators rushed out and surrounded us, commanding the coachman to stop, and beating down the serving men with the butt ends of their muskets. - "Thaddeus of Warsaw", Jane Porter.
- She shrank back, struggling with him, trying to grasp the butt of an ivory- handled revolver that swung at her right hip. - "The Coming of the Law", Charles Alden Seltzer.
- Why, a woman as round and big as our largest water- butt- a rough, hard- favoured old girl. - "Shirley", Charlotte BrontÃ«.