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butt2: mark for archery practice, properly a mound or other erection on which the target is set up H5 I. ii. 186 “To which is fixed, as an aim or butt, Obedience,” 3H6 I. iv. 29 “I am your butt, and I abide your shot” ; (hence) goal, object Oth. V. ii. 266 “my journey's end . . . my butt.” See also BUTT-SHAFT.
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