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butt plate

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noun
  1. a protective plate on the butt end of a gunstock, usually of metal.
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Examples from the Web for butt plate

Historical Examples

  • In our time we were required to keep all their metal parts (except the butt-plate) as bright and shining as new silver dollars.

    The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865

    Leander Stillwell

  • Bending over, Rand could see the imprint of the Mauser butt-plate on Rivers's jaw; on the butt-plate itself were traces of blood.

    Murder in the Gunroom

    Henry Beam Piper


British Dictionary definitions for butt plate

butt plate

noun
  1. a plate made usually of metal and attached to the butt end of a gunstock
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