buttering

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buttering

  1. present participle of butter

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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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