Definition for STUB

STUB, n. [Sax. steb; Dan. stub; Sw. stubbe, a stock or stem; L. stipes; from setting, fixing. See Stop.]

  1. The stump of a tree; that part of the stem of a tree which remains fixed in the earth when the tree is cut down. [Stub, in the United States, I believe is never used for the stump of an herbaceous plant.]
  2. A log; a block. [Not in use.] – Milton.

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