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Definition of stud noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a small piece of jewelry with a part that is pushed through a hole in your ear, nose, etc. diamond studs
  2. 2[countable] a small round piece of metal that is attached to the surface of something, especially for decoration a leather jacket with studs on the back
  3. 3[countable] a small metal object used in the past for fastening a collar onto a shirt
  4. 4[countable, uncountable] an animal, especially a horse, that is kept for breeding; a place where animals, especially horses, are kept for breeding a stud farm The horse was retired from racing and put out to stud (= kept for breeding).
  5. 5[countable] (informal) a man who has many sexual partners and who is thought to be sexually attractive
  6. 6[countable] a small metal piece set into the tire of a vehicle to prevent slipping in bad weather
  7. 7[countable] a vertical board in the wall of a building that forms part of the building's frame

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