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Definition: Stub short
, n. [OE. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to D. stobbe,
LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Sw. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi; cf.
1. The stump of a tree; that part of a tree or plant which
remains fixed in the earth when the stem is cut down; --
applied especially to the stump of a small tree, or shrub.
Stubs sharp and hideous to behold. --Chaucer.
And prickly stubs instead of trees are found.
2. A log; a block; a blockhead. [Obs.] --Milton.
3. The short blunt part of anything after larger part has
been broken off or used up; hence, anything short and
thick; as, the stub of a pencil, candle, or cigar.
4. A part of a leaf in a check book, after a check is torn
out, on which the number, amount, and destination of the
check are usually recorded.
5. A pen with a short, blunt nib.
6. A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron.
(Mach.), the enlarged end of a connecting rod, to
which the strap is fastened.
, iron made from stub nails, or old horseshoe
nails, -- used in making gun barrels.
(Carp.), a mortise passing only partly through
the timber in which it is formed.
, an old horseshoe nail; a nail broken off; also,
a short, thick nail.
, or Stub shot
(Lumber Manuf.), the part of the
end of a sawn log or plank which is beyond the place where
the saw kerf ends, and which retains the plank in
connection with the log, until it is split off.
, material for a gun barrel, made of a spirally
welded ribbon of steel and stub iron combined.