Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A blunt arrow used for target practice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An arrow without a barb, for shooting at butts; an arrow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A blunt or unbarbed arrow used for shooting at a target. Also spelled but-shaft.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a blunt arrow without a barb; an arrow used for target practice

Etymologies

Probably from butt4.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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