Stub mortise
Stub Stub, n. [OE. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to D. stobbe, LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Sw. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi; cf. Gr. ?.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Stubs sharp and hideous to behold. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

And prickly stubs instead of trees are found. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A log; a block; a blockhead. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

5. A pen with a short, blunt nib. [1913 Webster]

6. A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron. [1913 Webster]

{Stub end} (Mach.), the enlarged end of a connecting rod, to which the strap is fastened.

{Stub iron}, iron made from stub nails, or old horseshoe nails, -- used in making gun barrels.

{Stub mortise} (Carp.), a mortise passing only partly through the timber in which it is formed.

{Stub nail}, an old horseshoe nail; a nail broken off; also, a short, thick nail.

{Stub short}, 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.

{Stub twist}, material for a gun barrel, made of a spirally welded ribbon of steel and stub iron combined. [1913 Webster]


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  • stub mortise — noun : a mortise passing only part way through the timber …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stub — Stub, n. [OE. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to D. stobbe, LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Sw. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi; cf. Gr. ?.] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stub end — Stub Stub, n. [OE. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to D. stobbe, LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Sw. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi; cf. Gr. ?.] 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stub iron — Stub Stub, n. [OE. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to D. stobbe, LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Sw. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi; cf. Gr. ?.] 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stub nail — Stub Stub, n. [OE. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to D. stobbe, LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Sw. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi; cf. Gr. ?.] 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stub short — Stub Stub, n. [OE. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to D. stobbe, LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Sw. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi; cf. Gr. ?.] 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stub shot — Stub Stub, n. [OE. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to D. stobbe, LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Sw. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi; cf. Gr. ?.] 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stub twist — Stub Stub, n. [OE. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to D. stobbe, LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Sw. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi; cf. Gr. ?.] 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mortise and tenon — Diagram of a mortise (on left) and tenon joint The mortise and tenon joint has been used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to join pieces of wood, mainly when the adjoining pieces connect at an angle of 90°. In its basic form …   Wikipedia

  • stub — n. & v. n. 1 the remnant of a pencil or cigarette etc. after use. 2 the counterfoil of a cheque or receipt etc. 3 a stunted tail etc. 4 the stump of a tree, tooth, etc. 5 (attrib.) going only part of the way through (stub mortise; stub tenon).… …   Useful english dictionary

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