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Stud may refer to:

Objects:

  • Cleat (shoe), a protrusion on the bottom of a shoe to provide extra grip
  • Shoe studs, a traction device used on the bottom of horse shoes
  • device inserted in an automobile tire tread for added traction
  • Snowmobile stud, a steel, carbide tipped piece installed in a snowmobile track.
  • Shirt stud, a small ornamental button
  • a type of threaded rod
  • the interlocking circular piece of a LEGO brick
  • Stud earring for pierced ears
  • Wall stud, a vertical member within a light-frame construction wall
  • Wheel stud, a bolt on which an automobile tire rests

In entertainment:

See also


1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

STUD. (1) A number of horses kept for the purpose of breeding, also the place or establishment where they are kept; similarly, a "stud horse," a stallion, "stud groom," the head groom of a stud, "stud-book," the register containing the pedigree of thoroughbred horses. 'The word in Old English is stod, and cognate forms are found in Icelandic and Danish, cf. also German Gestilt; steed, now a literary word for horse, meant in Old English (steda) a stud-horse, and is the same as stud in origin. The root to which the word is referred is sta-, to stand. A stud meant, therefore, an establishment. (2) A word which is used of many different objects, the primary meaning being a "prop" or support. The Old English word is studu, and cognates are found in Danish, Swedish and Icelandic. The ultimate origin is also the root sta-, to stand. The chief applications of the term are as follows: in architecture, to a post; quarter or upright in wooden partitions; to the transverse pieces of iron which strengthen the links of a chain; to a boss or knob inserted on a belt, collar, or piece of armour, often decorated and forming an ornamentation; and, particularly, to a species of button, consisting of a rounded head, neck and flat base, used for fastening a collar, shirt, &c.


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Simple English

Simple English Wiktionary has the word meaning for:

Stud could mean:

  • Stud (animal) - a male animal employed for breeding
    • By analogy, a virile human male (see gender role)
  • A small ornamental button mounted on a short post for insertion through an eyelet
  • Screw - a threaded fastener
  • The interlocking circular piece of a LEGO brick
  • Snowmobile Stud - a metal threaded piece installed in a snowmobile rubber track
  • Stud earring for pierced ears
  • Cleat - a protrusion on the bottom of a shoe to provide extra grip
  • Shoe studs - a traction device used on the bottom of horse shoes
  • Traction devices inserted in the tread of automobile winter tires
  • Wall stud - a vertical member within a light-frame construction wall
  • Stud poker - a kind of card game:
    • Five-card stud
    • Seven-card stud
    • Caribbean Stud Poker
  • Studs (game show) - a dating show from the early 1990s
  • Stud contact system, an obsolete Ground-level power supply system for tramways








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