butt end


Origin of butt end

First recorded in 1950–55
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Examples from the Web for butt end

Historical Examples of butt end

  • This earned me a stab in the back from the butt-end of the pike of one of my guards.

  • “No,” cried my custodian, pushing me forward with the butt-end of his gun.


    Talbot Baines Reed

  • The master of the dog asked him why he had not rather struck the dog with the butt-end of his weapon?

    The Jest Book

    Mark Lemon

  • One of them struck me violently on the head with the butt-end of his riding-crop.

    An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet

    A. Henry Savage Landor

  • He now struck the butt-end of his gun heavily upon the floor.

    The Champdoce Mystery

    Emile Gaboriau