The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the
stem or trunk is cut off; the stub.
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.
The legs; as, to stir one's stumps.
One of the three pointed rods stuck in the ground to form a
wicket and support the bails.
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.
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.
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.
To bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket.
To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop.
To strike, as the toes, against a stone or something
fixed; to stub.
To challenge; also, to nonplus.
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.