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 for stub
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stub \Stub\, n. [OE. stubbe, AS. stub, styb; akin to D. stobbe,
     LG. stubbe, Dan. stub, Sw. stubbe, Icel. stubbr, stubbi; cf.
     Gr. ?.]
     1. The stump of a tree; that part of a tree or plant which
        remains fixed in the earth when the stem is cut down; --
        applied especially to the stump of a small tree, or shrub.
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              Stubs sharp and hideous to behold.    --Chaucer.
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              And prickly stubs instead of trees are found.
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     2. A log; a block; a blockhead. [Obs.] --Milton.
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     3. The short blunt part of anything after larger part has
        been broken off or used up; hence, anything short and
        thick; as, the stub of a pencil, candle, or cigar.
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     4. A part of a leaf in a check book, after a check is torn
        out, on which the number, amount, and destination of the
        check are usually recorded.
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     5. A pen with a short, blunt nib.
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     6. A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron.
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     Stub end (Mach.), the enlarged end of a connecting rod, to
        which the strap is fastened.
     Stub iron, iron made from stub nails, or old horseshoe
        nails, -- used in making gun barrels.
     Stub mortise (Carp.), a mortise passing only partly through
        the timber in which it is formed.
     Stub nail, an old horseshoe nail; a nail broken off; also,
        a short, thick nail.
     Stub short, or Stub shot (Lumber Manuf.), the part of the
        end of a sawn log or plank which is beyond the place where
        the saw kerf ends, and which retains the plank in
        connection with the log, until it is split off.
     Stub twist, material for a gun barrel, made of a spirally
        welded ribbon of steel and stub iron combined.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stub \Stub\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stubbed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; as, to stub up
        edible roots.
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              What stubbing, plowing, digging, and harrowing is to
              a piece of land.                      --Berkley.
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     2. To remove stubs from; as, to stub land.
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     3. To strike as the toes, against a stub, stone, or other
        fixed object. [U. S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch
           is lost
      2: a small piece; "a nub of coal"; "a stub of a pencil" [syn:
         nub, stub]
      3: a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt
         [syn: stub, ticket stub]
      4: the part of a check that is retained as a record [syn:
         stub, check stub, counterfoil]
      5: the small unused part of something (especially the end of a
         cigarette that is left after smoking) [syn: butt, stub]
      v 1: pull up (weeds) by their roots
      2: extinguish by crushing; "stub out your cigarette now"
      3: clear of weeds by uprooting them; "stub a field"
      4: strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object; "She
         stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  81 Moby Thesaurus words for "stub":
     Thule, Ultima Thule, billhead, bitter end, book stamp, bookplate,
     bottom dollar, boundary, brand, broad arrow, brush, butt, butt end,
     cachet, carton of cigarettes, cauda, caudal appendage, caudation,
     check, cig, cigarette, cigarette butt, cigarette case, colophon,
     counterfoil, countermark, cue, deck of cigarettes, dock, docket,
     end, extreme, extremity, fag, fag end, fantail, farthest bound,
     government mark, government stamp, hallmark, imprint,
     jumping-off place, label, letterhead, limit, logo, logotype,
     masthead, nib, pigtail, plate, point, pole, price tag, queue,
     rattail, receipt, registered trademark, remnant, running head,
     running title, seal, sigil, signet, snipe, stamp, sticker, stump,
     tag, tag end, tail, tail end, tailpiece, tally, ticket, tip,
     title page, token, trade name, trademark, trademark name

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  A dummy procedure used when linking a program
     with a run-time library.  The stub routine need not contain
     any code and is only present to prevent "undefined label"
     errors at link time.
     2.  A local procedure in a remote
     procedure call.  The client calls the stub to perform some
     task and need not necessarily be aware that RPC is involved.
     The stub transmits parameters over the network to the server
     and returns the results to the caller.

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