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spud

verb \ ˈspəd \

Definition of spud

spudded; spudding
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


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spud

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

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Origin and Etymology of spud

Middle English spudde dagger


Medical Dictionary

spud

noun \ ˈspəd \

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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