scend

or send

[send]Nautical
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verb (used without object) (of a vessel)

to heave in a swell.
to lurch forward from the motion of a heavy sea.

noun

the heaving motion of a vessel.
the forward impulse imparted by the motion of a sea against a vessel.

Origin of scend

1615–25; cf. send2; perhaps aphetic variant of ascend, descend
Can be confusedscend send
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scend

send

nautical

verb scends, scending, scended, sends, sending or sent

(of a vessel) to surge upwards in a heavy sea

noun

the upward heaving of a vessel pitching
the forward lift given a vessel by the sea

Word Origin for scend

C17: perhaps from descend or ascend
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