noun spud·der \ˈspədə(r)\

Definition of spudder



  1. 1a :  one that sets up and operates a well-drilling machine b :  a light duty drilling rig used primarily to start a new well

  2. 2a :  peeler 1b b :  a tool that removes bark from timber :  barker, bark spud

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