Butt-shaft

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Butt-shaft (Shak.) a shaft or arrow for shooting at butts with
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. but, goal.

Usage

In literature:

A conical iron ferrule or cap is also placed on the butt of the shaft.
"The Bontoc Igorot" by Albert Ernest Jenks
BUTT-SHAFT, barbless arrow for shooting at butts.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
BUTT-SHAFT, barbless arrow for shooting at butts.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
BUTT-SHAFT, barbless arrow for shooting at butts.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
BUTT-SHAFT, barbless arrow for shooting at butts.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
BUTT-SHAFT, barbless arrow for shooting at butts.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
There was still work, mostly boring lateral shafts for echo shots, going on at the butte, under the relay station.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
By bending one finger like a hook and striking the butt of the shaft, he could send a harpoon straight to the mark.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Now, if you go to Welsh's Butte, you will see a tall white shaft rising amid the tumbling of the wretched hogbacks.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
Indeed, but for the interposition of Barraclough I must have come out of it the butt of all shafts.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
The stick with the nock appears to be the butt end of a projectile shaft.
"A Burial Cave in Baja California" by William C. Massey
Here the ends of the shafts to be connected butt against one another, meeting at the centre of the box, which is made of cast iron.
"An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design" by David Allan Low
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