What is BUTTS?

In old English law. Short pieces of land left unplowed at the ends of fields, where the plow was turned about, (otherwise called “headlands,”) as sidelings were similar unplowed pieces on the sides. Burrill. Also a place where bowmen meet to shoot at a mark.

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