base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
stump (noun)
1.
a) the basal portion of a bodily part remaining after the rest is removed
b) a rudimentary or vestigial bodily part
2.
the part of a plant and especially a tree remaining attached to the root after the trunk is cut
3.
a remaining part - stub
4.
one of the pointed rods stuck in the ground to form a cricket wicket
5.
a place or occasion for public speaking (as for a cause or candidate) , also the circuit followed by a maker of such speeches - used especially in the phrase on the stump
stump (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to reduce to a stump - trim
2.
a) - dare challenge
b) to frustrate the progress or efforts of - baffle
3.
to clear (land) of - stumps
4.
to travel over (a region) making political speeches or supporting a cause
5.
a) to walk over heavily or clumsily
intransitive verb
b) - stub
1.
to walk heavily or clumsily
2.
to go about making political speeches or supporting a cause
stump (noun)
a short thick roll of leather, felt, or paper usually pointed at both ends and used for shading or blending a drawing in crayon, pencil, charcoal, pastel, or chalk
stump (verb)
transitive verb
to tone or treat (a drawing) with a stump
stump (Wikipedia)

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