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stub

  

      n  
1    a short piece remaining after something has been cut, removed, etc.  
a cigar stub     
2    the residual piece or section of a receipt, ticket, cheque, etc.  
3       the usual U.S. and Canadian word for       counterfoil  
4    any short projection or blunted end  
5    the stump of a tree or plant  
      vb   , stubs, stubbing, stubbed   tr  
6    to strike (one's toe, foot, etc.) painfully against a hard surface  
7    usually foll by: out   to put (out a cigarette or cigar) by pressing the end against a surface  
8    to clear (land) of stubs  
9    to dig up (the roots) of (a tree or bush)  
     (Old English stubb; related to Old Norse stubbi, Middle Dutch stubbe, Greek stupos stem, stump)  


stub axle  
      n   a short axle that carries one of the front steered wheels of a motor vehicle and is capable of limited angular movement about a kingpin  
stub nail  
      n  
1    a short thick nail  
2    a worn nail in a horseshoe  
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counterfoil  
      n     (Brit)   the part of a cheque, postal order, receipt, etc., detached and retained as a record of the transaction,   (Also called (esp. U.S. and Canadian))    stub         


stub         
      n  
1    a short piece remaining after something has been cut, removed, etc.  
a cigar stub     
2    the residual piece or section of a receipt, ticket, cheque, etc.  
3       the usual U.S. and Canadian word for       counterfoil  
4    any short projection or blunted end  
5    the stump of a tree or plant  
      vb   , stubs, stubbing, stubbed   tr  
6    to strike (one's toe, foot, etc.) painfully against a hard surface  
7    usually foll by: out   to put (out a cigarette or cigar) by pressing the end against a surface  
8    to clear (land) of stubs  
9    to dig up (the roots) of (a tree or bush)  
     (Old English stubb; related to Old Norse stubbi, Middle Dutch stubbe, Greek stupos stem, stump)  
stub axle  
      n   a short axle that carries one of the front steered wheels of a motor vehicle and is capable of limited angular movement about a kingpin  
stub nail  
      n  
1    a short thick nail  
2    a worn nail in a horseshoe  

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stub

  

      n   butt, counterfoil, dog-end     (informal)   end, fag end     (informal)   remnant, stump, tail, tail end  

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