Business-end definition

The part of a weapon or tool, usually at the front, that inflicts damage or performs work.
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(informal) The end or part of a tool, weapon, etc. most directly involved in carrying out the device's function.
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(idiomatic) The part of a tool or other similar item, that is physically used for its operation, rather than the part which is held.

The business end of a hammer is known as the "head".

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Noun

Singular:
business-end
Plural:
business ends