Meaning of spud

spud

Pronunciation: (spud), [key]
— n., v., spud•ded, spud•ding.
—n.
  1. a potato.
  2. a spadelike instrument, esp. one with a narrow blade, as for digging up or cutting the roots of weeds.
  3. a chisellike tool for removing bark.
  4. a pointed leg or stake for staying or supporting dredging or earth-boring machinery.
  5. a short pipe, as for connecting a water pipe with a meter.
  6. an instrument having a dull flattened blade for removing substances or foreign bodies from certain parts of the body, as wax from the ear.
—v.t.
  1. to remove with a spud.
  2. to set up earth-boring equipment, esp. for drilling an oil well.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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