Buttock



Usually, buttocks.

(in humans) either of the two fleshy protuberances forming the lower and back part of the trunk.
(in animals) the rump.

Sometimes, buttocks. Nautical. the aftermost portion of a hull above the water line and in front of the rudder, merging with the run below the water line.
Historical Examples

Buffon’s Natural History. Volume IV (of 10) Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Blow The Man Down Holman Day
Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon Robert A. Sterndale
Prisoners Their Own Warders J. F. A. McNair
The Horsewoman Alice M. Hayes
The Horsewoman Alice M. Hayes
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
The Backwash of War Ellen N. La Motte
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Frey and His Wife Maurice Henry Hewlett

noun
either of the two large fleshy masses of thick muscular tissue that form the human rump See also gluteus related adjectives gluteal natal
the analogous part in some mammals
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