stub - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/stʌb/
singularstub
pluralstubs
  1. 1
    the part of something that remains after you have burnt or used the rest

    the stub of a cigarette/cigar/candle

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    1. a.
      the part of something that remains after the rest is cut or broken off
  2. 2
    the part of a ticket or cheque that you keep to prove that you have paid for something
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