a protective plate on the butt end of a gunstock, usually of metal. Historical Examples Murder in the Gunroom Henry Beam Piper The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 Leander Stillwell noun a plate made usually of metal and attached to the butt end of a gunstock
a blunt or barbless arrow. noun a blunt-headed unbarbed arrow
the part of the stock located behind the breech mechanism of a firearm.
(in metal construction) a plate which overlaps and fastens two pieces butted together. to unite with a buttstrap or buttstraps.