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butt end

noun
1.
butt1 (defs 1, 2).
Origin of butt end
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55
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  • As he spoke he carelessly ran the butt end of his rifle under the bed!

    The Hunted Outlaw Anonymous
  • In a minute he had a fire started against the butt end of the log.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet
  • Tarling stooped and picked the butt end of a cigar out of the hearth.

    The Daffodil Mystery

    Edgar Wallace
  • One of the others aimed a blow at me, with the butt end of his gun.

  • A law-term for the starting of a butt end, or springing a fatal leak.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Violent blows with the butt end of some weapon shook the door.

    Tartarin On The Alps Alphonse Daudet
  • In their hand, the butt end resting on the ground, they hold a rifle.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • It was too late: Curumilla had felled her with the butt end of his rifle.

  • Test it by resting the tip end on the floor and bending it from the butt end.

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