or send

  1. the heaving motion of a vessel.
  2. 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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verb scends, scending, scended, sends, sending or sent
  1. (of a vessel) to surge upwards in a heavy sea
  1. the upward heaving of a vessel pitching
  2. the forward lift given a vessel by the sea

Word Origin for scend

C17: perhaps from descend or ascend
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