Try Our Apps


Fall Head Over Heels...

butt end

butt1 (defs 1, 2).
Origin of butt end
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for butt-end
Historical Examples
  • Kate dashed into the crowd, and with the butt-end of a revolver, knocked two or three of the ruffians down.

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

    The Champdoce Mystery Emile Gaboriau
  • The blow which he aimed would most surely have killed him, but that Trent, with the butt-end of a rifle, broke its force a little.

    A Millionaire of Yesterday E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • I assisted him as much as was in my power with the butt-end of my gun, which was now empty.

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid
  • Note on the right hip the pocket, cork-lined, on which the butt-end of the lance was rested before being couched.

    Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert
  • With the butt-end of a rifle, sir; and then we had to wrench his teeth open with bayonets.

    Blue Jackets George Manville Fenn
  • He had got his hands under the heavy trunk, and staggered sideways, straddling it, till its butt-end was close to the brink.

    The White Blackbird Hudson Douglas
  • At the butt-end some wild cotton is twisted round, to fit the tube.

    Manco, the Peruvian Chief W.H.G. Kingston
  • The chopper walked deliberately to the butt-end of the tree, and with the pole of his axe marked off the length of the log.

    The Fourth Watch H. A. Cody
  • This earned me a stab in the back from the butt-end of the pike of one of my guards.

    Bardelys the Magnificent Rafael Sabatini

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for butt end

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for butt

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for butt-end