Definition of Scudding

1. Noun. The act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale).

Exact synonyms: Scud
Generic synonyms: Hurrying, Speed, Speeding
Derivative terms: Scud, Scud



Definition of Scudding

1. Verb. (present participle of scud) ¹

2. Noun. The action of the verb ''to scud''. ¹

3. Adjective. That scuds or scud. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scudding

1. scud [v] - See also: scud

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scudding

scuba diver
scuba divers
scuba diving
scuba set
scuba sets
scubaed
scubaing
scubas
scuchin
scuchins
scudded
scudder
scudders
scudding (current term)
scuddings
scuddle
scuddled
scuddles
scuddling
scudetto
scudi
scudler
scudlers
scudo
scudoes
scudos
scuds

Literary usage of Scudding

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Kedge-anchor, Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Appertaining Tothe Practical by William N. Brady (1882)
"As in scudding, the safety of the ship depends entirely upon the steering, the greatest care should be taken that a steady and expert helmsman is stationed ..."

2. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"Some ships that steer badly, and manifest an inclination to yaw. will be more steadily steered, and easier managed when scudding under the fore-topsail and ..."

3. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John by Elisha Kent Kane (1856)
"THE ERIC ON A BERG — GODSEND LEDGE — HOLDING ON — ADRIFT — scudding — TOWED BY A BERG — UNDER THE CLIFFS ..."

4. Treatises on Average, and Adjustments of Losses in Marine Insurance by Robert Stevens, William Benecke, Willard Phillips (1833)
"It is nearly the same, as to losses incurred while a ship is scudding before the wind, ... Damage while scudding or lying to. Masts. Upper works. Boats. ..."

5. The Old Sea Captain by Old Humphrey, Religious Tract Society (1799)
"scudding—Trade winds—A Jack Tar has affections in his heart— Captain Back leaves ... Will you now please to explain what scudding before the wind is ? ..."

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