scutch

verb
\ ˈskəch How to pronounce scutch (audio) \
scutched; scutching; scutches

Definition of scutch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

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

scutch

noun

Definition of scutch (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of scutch

Verb

1733, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for scutch

Verb

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scutch. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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