- Slang A potato. (noun)
- A sharp spadelike tool used for rooting or digging out weeds. (noun)
- A short section of pipe or a threaded fitting that completes a connection, as between a longer pipe and a nozzle, valve, or meter. (noun)
- To remove with a sharp spadelike tool. (verb-transitive)
- To begin drilling operations on: spud an oil well. (verb-transitive)
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