• The remains of something that has been cut off; especially the remains of a tree, the remains of a limb.
  • The place or occasion at which a campaign takes place; the husting.
  • A place or occasion at which a person harangues or otherwise addresses a group in a manner suggesting political oration.
  • One of three small wooden posts which together with the bails make the wicket and that the fielding team attempt to hit with the ball.
  • An artists’ drawing tool made of rolled paper used to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, ContĂ© crayon, pencil or other drawing media.
  • A wooden or concrete pole used to support a house.
  • A leg.
  • 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 pin or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable piece.



  • From Middle English stumpe, stompe, from or akin to Middle Low German stump ("stump"), from Proto-Germanic *stumpaz ("stump, blunt, part cut off"). Cognate with Middle Dutch stomp ("stump"), Old High German stumph ("stump") (German Stumpf), Old Norse stumpr ("stump"). More at stop.

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