WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
scud1 /skʌd/USA pronunciation   v.,  scud•ded, scud•ding, n. 
v. [no object]
  1. to move quickly:clouds scudding across the sky.

n. [uncountable]
    • clouds or mist driven by the wind.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
scud1  (skud),USA pronunciation v.,  scud•ded, scud•ding, n. 
  1. to run or move quickly or hurriedly.
  2. Nautical, Naval Termsto run before a gale with little or no sail set.
  3. Sport[Archery.](of an arrow) to fly too high and wide of the mark.

  1. the act of scudding.
  2. clouds, spray, or mist driven by the wind;
    a driving shower or gust of wind.
  3. Meteorologylow-drifting clouds appearing beneath a cloud from which precipitation is falling.
  • Middle Low German schudden to shake
  • 1525–35

scud2  (skud),USA pronunciation v.,  scud•ded, scud•ding, n. 
  1. to cleanse (a trimmed and roughly depilated skin or hide) of remaining hairs or dirt.

  1. the hairs or dirt removed by scudding.
  • ?
  • perh. to be identified with obsolete scud dirt 1635–45

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

scud /skʌd/ vb (scuds, scudding, scudded)
  1. (intransitive) (esp of clouds) to move along swiftly and smoothly
  2. (intransitive) to run before a gale
  1. the act of scudding
  2. a formation of low fractostratus clouds driven by a strong wind beneath rain-bearing clouds
  3. a sudden shower or gust of wind
Etymology: 16th Century: probably of Scandinavian origin; related to Norwegian skudda to thrust, Swedish skudda to shake

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