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English definition of “stub”

stub

noun [C]     /stʌb/
the short part of something that is left after the main part has been used, especially a cigarette after it has been smoked or one of the small pieces of paper left in a book from which cheques or tickets have been torn Tobacco and smokingThings remaining
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