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Definition of "scud" []

  • To run or skim along swiftly and easily: dark clouds scudding by. (verb-intransitive)
  • Nautical To run before a gale with little or no sail set. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of scudding. (noun)
  • Wind-driven clouds, mist, or rain. (noun)
  • A gust of wind. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scud" in a sentence
  • "A diet rich in scud, crayfish & aquatic insects will turn a white-meat hatchery fish into a pink-meat table fish in about 6 months."
  • "JERAS: Well, it's a little low hanging that you see there that is kind of what we just call scud clouds and it just has to do more with the moisture and none of that low hanging that you're seeing could be developing into a tornado."
  • "Troops from the 101st Airborne woken up this morning by the so-called scud alarm, donning their masks."