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stud

noun uk   us   /stʌd/

stud noun (HORSE)

[C] specialized horses a group of animals, especially high-quality horses, kept for breeding: David Grenfell runs a 170-acre stud farm in Co. Wexford, Ireland.put (out) to stud kept for breeding: The Derby winner Generous will be put to stud in Britain at the end of the season.

stud noun (MAN)

[C] slang a man who is considered to be attractive and skilled sexually: He thinks he's a real stud.

stud noun (DECORATION)

[C usually plural] a small nail or piece of metal, with a large, rounded top, that is attached to the surface of something, usually for decoration

stud noun (JEWELLERY)

[C] a small piece of metal jewellery that is put through a part of your body such as your ear or nose: gold studs a nose stud

stud noun (BOOT)

[C] UK (US cleat) any of the small, pointed objects that stick out from the bottom of some boots and shoes used in particular sports, especially footballstuds showing/studs up with the studs of your football boots pointing at a player's leg when you tackle them: A sliding tackle with the studs up is illegal in most leagues.

stud noun (FASTENER)

[C] a fastener made from two small flat parts joined together by a short bar, used for clothing, especially in the past to fix collars onto shirts

stud noun (TYRE)

[C] US a small piece of metal, many of which are attached to special tyres used for driving in the snow
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