Origin of butt end
Examples from the Web for butt end
But as Herrick lifted his gun to let the lagging quarry have its butt-end, suddenly Nicola pitched forward and lay at his feet."Persons Unknown"|Virginia Tracy
Here she comes, dad; butt-end first, walkin' in her sleep same's she done on 'Queereau."Captains Courageous"|Rudyard Kipling
Near it there is a little chair, and the butt-end of a boy's leather long-lashed whip.
They were smugglers who had lost their vessel by a butt-end starting.A Tale of Two Tunnels|William Clark Russell
He now struck the butt-end of his gun heavily upon the floor.The Champdoce Mystery|Emile Gaboriau