EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STUD
He creepin' went and watchin' stud, And he thought to hold her fast.
Sutter touched a stud and the electric runabout coasted to a halt.
Come an' have a dhrink, me son,' sez Peg Barney, staggerin' where he stud.
He picked up a microphone, touched a stud, and turned a knob.
"Stud's undone, old chap," said his opponent as he paid his debt.
The turf, too, was not merely the scene of the triumphs of his stud and his betting-book.
"Smile pretty, everybody," Garlock said, and pressed a stud.
Hoddan adjusted the wave-guide and pressed the stud of his instrument.
He took a small handset from his pocket and pressed the stud.
Moya responded as if he had been waiting with his finger on the stud.
"nailhead, knob," Old English studu "pillar, prop, post," from Proto-Germanic *stud- (cf. Old Norse stoð "staff, stick," prop. "stay," Middle High German stud, Old English stow "place"), from PIE *stu-, variant of root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense expanded by late 14c. to include ornamental devices fixed in and projecting from a surface. The verb is c.1500 in the literal sense of "set with studs," 1560s in studded with "as though sprinkled with nails with conspicuous heads."