a snooker cue longer than an ordinary cue, usually used with a long rest
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Examples from the Web for half-butt

  • Summertown quelled the interruption at the end of a half-butt and continued to state his case.

    Sonia Between two Worlds|Stephen McKenna
  • By this time Judson had pinned him in a corner, and was prodding him with the half-butt.

    Soldiers Three, Part II.|Rudyard Kipling