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scutch

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verb \ˈskəch\

Definition of scutch

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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


First Known Use: 1733


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scutch

noun

Definition of scutch

  1. 1 :  scutcher

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

Circa 1791

First Known Use of scutch

circa 1791

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