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  1. present participle and gerund of butter


buttering (countable and uncountable, plural butterings)

  1. The action of the verb to butter
    1. (cooking) The application of butter (n.) to something.
      • 1986, R. Barcan Marcus, G. J. W. Dorn, P. Weingartner, Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science VII:
        It is interesting that the sentences that Davidson uses in his arguments for events are all about genuine flesh and blood events: butterings of toast, explosions of boilers, raisings of arms, kickings of Shem and Sean and the like.
    2. (skiing, snowboarding) The action of a rider having to butter in an acrobatic maneuver.
      1. The action of turning with only the tips (tail or nose) of skis or snowboards
      Hyponyms: nosebuttering, tailbuttering

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