buttock
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈbʌtək/, /ˈbɐtək/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbʌtək/, [ˈbəɾək]
Noun

buttock (plural buttocks)

  1. (usually, in the plural) Each of the two large fleshy halves of the posterior part of the body between the base of the back, the perineum and the top of the legs.
  2. The convexity of a ship behind, under the stern.
    • 1925, Adventure, Volume 54
      There came a blast of freezing wind that made Skell shrug himself against the oaken post on which the ship's buttock rested.
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