Date: 1200-1300
Language: Middle Low German


1 noun
stump1 [countable]
1HBP the bottom part of a tree that is left in the ground after the rest of it has been cut down:
2HBH the short part of someone's leg, arm etc that remains after the rest of it has been cut off
3 the small useless part of something that remains after most of it has broken off or worn away:
There was only a stump of the candle left.
4DSC one of the three upright sticks in cricket that you throw the ball at

stump speech/speaker

American English a speech made by a politician who is travelling around in order to gain political support, or the politician who gives this speech

be on the stump

British English to be travelling around an area, making speeches in order to gain political support

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