or send

[ send ]
/ sɛnd /

verb (used without object) (of a vessel)

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


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 confused

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British Dictionary definitions for scend




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

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


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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