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ˈbʌt əkbut·tock

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. buttock, cheeknoun

    either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that form the human rump


  1. buttocknoun

    Each of the two large fleshy halves of the posterior part of the body between the base of the back and the top of the legs.

  2. Etymology: Probably from buttuc, attested since circa 1300, presumed cognate with butt.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Buttocknoun

    The rump; the part near the tail.

    Etymology: supposed, by Stephen Skinner, to come from aboutir, Fr. inserted by Franciscus Junius without etymology.

    It is like a barber’s chair that fits all the buttocks. William Shakespeare.

    Such as were not able to stay themselves, should be holden up by others of more strength, riding behind them upon the buttocks of the horse. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.

    The tail of a fox was never made for the buttocks of an ape. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buttocknoun

    the part at the back of the hip, which, in man, forms one of the rounded protuberances on which he sits; the rump

  2. Buttocknoun

    the convexity of a ship behind, under the stern

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Buttock

    but′ok, n. the rump or protuberant part of the body behind: a term in wrestling.—ns. Butt′ock-mail (Scot.), the fine formerly exacted by the Church as part of the discipline for the offence of fornication. [Dim. of Butt, end.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. buttock

    The breadth of the ship astern from the tuck upwards: it is terminated by the counter above, by the bilge below, by the stern-post in the middle, and by the quarter on the side. That part abaft the after body, which is bounded by the fashion pieces, and by the wing transom, and the upper or second water-line. A ship is said to have a broad, or narrow, buttock according to her transom convexity under the stern.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buttock in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buttock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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