- (n.) The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub.
- (n.) The part of a limb or other body remaining after a part is amputated or destroyed; a fixed or rooted remnant; a stub; as, the stump of a leg, a finger, a tooth, or a broom.
- (n.) The legs; as, to stir one's stumps.
- (n.) One of the three pointed rods stuck in the ground to form a wicket and support the bails.
- (n.) A short, thick roll of leather or paper, cut to a point, or any similar implement, used to rub down the lines of a crayon or pencil drawing, in shading it, or for shading drawings by producing tints and gradations from crayon, etc., in powder.
- (n.) A pin in a tumbler lock which forms an obstruction to throwing the bolt, except when the gates of the tumblers are properly arranged, as by the key; a fence; also, a pin or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable piece.
- (v. t.) To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop.
- (v. t.) To strike, as the toes, against a stone or something fixed; to stub.
- (v. t.) To challenge; also, to nonplus.
- (v. t.) To travel over, delivering speeches for electioneering purposes; as, to stump a State, or a district. See To go on the stump, under Stump, n.
- (n.) To put (a batsman) out of play by knocking off the bail, or knocking down the stumps of the wicket he is defending while he is off his allotted ground; -- sometimes with out.
- (n.) To bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket.
- (v. i.) To walk clumsily, as if on stumps.
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