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studnoun [C]

 us   /stʌd/

stud noun [C] (MALE ANIMAL)

a ​maleanimalkept esp. for ​breeding

stud noun [C] (DECORATION)

a ​small, bright-colored ​nail, often ​speciallyshaped, that is ​fixed esp. to ​cloth or ​leather as ​decoration

stud noun [C] (JEWELRY)

a ​smallballfixed to a ​metalpost that ​fits through a ​hole made in the ​body, esp. in the ​ear

stud noun [C] (POST)

any of the ​verticalwood or ​metalposts used to make the ​frame of a ​wall
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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 ​Derbywinner Generous will be put to stud at the end of the ​season.

stud noun (MAN)

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

stud noun (DECORATION)

[C usually plural] a ​smallnail or ​piece of ​metal, with a ​large, ​roundedtop, that is ​attached to the ​surface of something, usually for ​decoration

stud noun (JEWELLERY)

[C] a ​smallpiece of ​metaljewellery that is put through a ​part of ​yourbody such as ​yourear or ​nose: gold studs a ​nose stud

stud noun (BOOT)

[C] UK (US cleat) any of the ​small, ​pointedobjects that ​stick out from the ​bottom of some ​boots and ​shoes used in ​particularsports, for ​examplefootballstuds showing/up with the studs of ​yourfootballbootspointing at a player's ​leg when you tackle them: A ​slidingtackle with the studs up is ​illegal in most ​leagues.

stud noun (FASTENER)

[C] UK (also collar stud) a fastener made from two ​smallflatpartsjoined together by a ​shortbar, used for ​clothing, ​especially in the past to ​fixcollars onto ​shirts
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stud noun (TYRE)

[C] US a ​smallpiece of ​metal, many of which are ​attached to ​specialtyres used for ​driving in the ​snow
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