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1) The portion of a hide or skin that comes from the buttocks, back and hindquarters, of the animal. The butt portion of a hide is has the strongest and thickest skin.

2) (verb) To place or join two ends together without any overlap. A butt hinge can be used to hold two abutting surfaces.

Resources and Citations

  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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