buttock

buttock
buttock late 13c., sing. of BUTTOCKS (Cf. buttocks) (q.v.).

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  • Buttock — But tock, n. [From {Butt} an end.] 1. The part at the back of the hip, which, in man, forms one of the rounded protuberances on which he sits; the rump. Often used in the plural see {buttocks}. Syn: cheek. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The convexity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buttock — ► NOUN ▪ either of the two round fleshy parts of the human body that form the bottom. ORIGIN Old English, probably related to BUTT(Cf. ↑butt) …   English terms dictionary

  • buttock — [but′ək] n. [ME buttok < OE buttuc, end, short piece of land: see BUTT1 & OCK] 1. either of the two fleshy, rounded parts at the back of the hips; either half of the rump 2. [pl.] the rump …   English World dictionary

  • buttock —    obsolete    to copulate    Perhaps with a buttock and twang, a prostitute; not, you hoped, with a buttock and file, because she would rob you. A buttock ball was copulation (Grose). You had to pay buttock mail if you committed adultery:    … …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • buttock — UK [ˈbʌtək] / US noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms buttock : singular buttock plural buttocks one of the two round parts of your body that you sit on …   English dictionary

  • buttock — /ˈbʌtək / (say butuhk) noun 1. Anatomy a. either of the two protuberances which form the rump. b. (plural) the rump. 2. Also, buttock line. in the lines plan of a vessel, a line indicating the intersection of fore and aft vertical planes with the …  

  • buttock planes — plural noun Sectional planes drawn longitudinally through a ship, used in calculating volumes, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑buttock …   Useful english dictionary

  • Buttock cleavage — A painting by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg of a woman with visible cleavage Buttock cleavage is minor exposure of the buttocks and the gluteal cleft between them, often because of low slung or loose trousers. The crena is another formal term… …   Wikipedia

  • Buttock augmentation — There are two types of buttock augmentation:* The lifting of the buttocks.* The surgical enlargement of the buttocks through the insertion of a moulded synthetic implant or through the use of substances such as elastomer. Brazilian butt lift The… …   Wikipedia

  • Buttock popliteal — For someone seated, the buttock popliteal length is the horizontal distance from the rearmost part of the buttocks to the back of the lower leg. This anthropometric measurement is used to determine seat depth …   Wikipedia

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