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noun     stud pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a small piece of metal that sticks up from the surface of something, usually as a decoration
    1. a.
      a small piece of jewellery on a short metal post that is worn through a part of your body
  2. 2
    [countable] a piece of plastic or rubber, for example on the bottom of a boot or on a tyre, that prevents slipping
  3. 3
    [countable] British one of a series of slightly raised parts on a road surface that mark special areas, for example where people can cross
  4. 4
    [countable] a valuable male animal with good qualities, especially a horse or a bull that people breed to produce young animals
    1. a.
      a group of male horses kept together for breeding
  5. 5
    [countable] informal a man who is admired for being sexually attractive and good at sex

    He thinks he’s such a stud.

  6. 6
    [countable] a wooden support for a wall in a building
  7. 7
    [uncountable] a type of poker (=card game)

    seven-card stud

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