Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To weld together (two pieces of metal) so as to form a butting-joint.
  • n. The covering-plate which is used for connecting two plates which are to be butt-riveted; in ship-building, a piece of plate or bar covering the joint of two plates or bars at their ends where they abut against each other, to give continuity of strength.

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Examples

  • _He_ pulled out in a bit of a bobble of a sea, not half as bad as this, and he started all his friends on the same butt-strap, and the plate opened like a furnace door, and I had to climb into the nearest fog bank while the boat went down. "

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 4, March, 1896

  • He pulled out in a bit of a bobble of a sea, not half as bad as this, and he started all his friends on the same butt-strap, and the plates opened like a furnace door, and I had to climb into the nearest fog-bank, while the boat went down. "

    The Day's Work - Volume 1

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