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scutch

verb \ ˈskəch \

Definition of scutch

: to separate the woody fiber from (flax or hemp) by beating

Origin and Etymology of scutch

obsolete French escoucher, from Middle French escochier, from Vulgar Latin *excuticare to beat out, from Latin excutere, from ex- + quatere to shake, strike


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scutch

noun

Definition of scutch

1 : scutcher
2 : a bricklayer's hammer for cutting, trimming, and dressing bricks

First Known Use of scutch

circa 1791

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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