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; -- 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stub nail — noun a short thick nail • Hypernyms: ↑nail * * * 1. a short, thick nail. 2. an old or worn horseshoe nail. Also called stub. [1630 40] * * * stub nail, 1. a short, thick nail. 2. a worn or bro …   Useful english dictionary

  • stub nail — 1. a short, thick nail. 2. an old or worn horseshoe nail. Also called stub. [1630 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • stub nail — /ˈstʌb neɪl/ (say stub nayl) noun 1. a short, thick nail. 2. an old or worn horseshoe nail …   Australian 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 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;… …   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

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