any woodworking chisel having a blade less than 4 inches (10 cm) long.
butt1 (defs 1, 2). Historical Examples The Life and Adventures of Ben Hogan, the Wickedest Man in the World Benedict Hogan The Champdoce Mystery Emile Gaboriau A Millionaire of Yesterday E. Phillips Oppenheim The Hunters’ Feast Mayne Reid Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert Blue Jackets George Manville Fenn The White Blackbird Hudson Douglas […]
an extremely stupid or inept person. Contemporary Examples MTV’s ‘Girl Code’ Is a Wildly Popular Show With Nothing to Say Lizzie Crocker July 13, 2013 n.
a hinge for a door or the like, secured to the butting surfaces rather than to the adjacent sides of the door and its frame. Compare flap (def 20a). Historical Examples Handwork in Wood William Noyes noun a hinge made of two matching leaves, one recessed into a door and the other into the jamb […]
to strike or push with the head or horns. to strike or push something or at something with the head or horns. to project. Machinery. (of wheels in a gear train) to strike one another instead of meshing. a push or blow with the head or horns. butt in, to meddle in the affairs or […]