But end
But But, n. [See 1st {But}.] 1. A limit; a boundary. [1913 Webster]

2. The end; esp. the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end. Now disused in this sense, being replaced by {butt}[2]. See 1st {Butt}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{But end}, the larger or thicker end; as, the but end of a log; the but end of a musket. See {Butt}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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