What does the word stump mean?

Usage examples for stump

  1. I read of a beaver that cut down a tree which was held in such a way that it did not fall, but simply dropped down the height of the stump. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  2. I remember that black stump. – The Mexican Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
  3. This does not stump the Doctor in the least, however. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker