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Meaning of scud

scud

Pronunciation: (skud), [key]
— v., n. scud•ded, scud•ding,
—v.i.
  1. to run or move quickly or hurriedly.
  2. to run before a gale with little or no sail set.
  3. (of an arrow) to fly too high and wide of the mark.
—n.
  1. the act of scudding.
  2. clouds, spray, or mist driven by the wind; a driving shower or gust of wind.
  3. low-drifting clouds appearing beneath a cloud from which precipitation is falling.

scud

Pronunciation: (skud), [key]
— v., n. scud•ded, scud•ding,
—v.t.
  1. to cleanse (a trimmed and roughly depilated skin or hide) of remaining hairs or dirt.
—n.
  1. the hairs or dirt removed by scudding.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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