spud


1spud

verb \ˈspəd\
spud·dedspud·ding

Definition of SPUD

transitive verb
1
:  to dig with a spud
2
:  to begin to drill (an oil well)
intransitive verb
:  to use a spud

First Known Use of SPUD

1652

Rhymes with SPUD

2spud

noun

Definition of SPUD

1
:  a tool or device (as for digging, lifting, or cutting) having the characteristics of a spade and a chisel
2
:  potato 2b

Origin of SPUD

Middle English spudde dagger
First Known Use: 1667

spud

noun \ˈspəd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPUD

: any of various small surgical instruments with a shape resembling that of a spade <use of a spud to remove a foreign object from the eye>

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