verb (used without object), scud·ded, scud·ding.
Origin of scud1
verb (used with object), scud·ded, scud·ding.
Origin of scud2
or Scud missile
Origin of Scud
Examples from the Web for scud
If they were, then we could all run out and purchase a tank, a grenade launcher, a bazooka, a SCUD missile and a nuclear warhead.Zimmerman Verdict: Actor Jason Alexander Says We Should Blame the Gun|Laura Colarusso|July 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And who was now running the Scud missiles and bombers that would be deployed to use these chemical weapons?
“You aim a Scud at a city and hope it lands somewhere important,” said one retired U.S. intelligence officer.
Syria paired the nerve agent with Scud missiles acquired from the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s.
Syria mated the nerve agent with Scud missiles acquired from the Soviet Union in the mid-1980s.
Overhead the scud was flying with more wind than we could feel, and we had cause to be anxious.A Sea Queen's Sailing|Charles Whistler
He was compelled to shelter for a moment on its lee side, whilst a scud of snow and sleet passed like an icy whirlwind.The Devil's Paw|E. Phillips Oppenheim
And yet the craft so signalling is on the scud before a stiff breeze, with all sail set, stays taut, not a rope out of place!The Flag of Distress|Mayne Reid
Support me against Master Cap for five minutes, and all that man can do towards saving the Scud shall be done.The Pathfinder|James Fenimore Cooper
The scud, as it struck the port bow, flew like shot across the deck.Ralph Granger's Fortunes|William Perry Brown
verb scuds, scudding or scudded
- a formation of low fractostratus clouds driven by a strong wind beneath rain-bearing clouds
- a sudden shower or gust of wind
Word Origin for scud
"to move quickly," 1530s, of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of Middle English scut "rabbit, rabbit's tail," in reference to its movements (see scut (n.1)), but there are phonetic difficulties. Perhaps rather from a North Sea Germanic source akin to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schudden "to shake" (see quash). Related: Scudded; scudding. As a noun from c.1600, from the verb. It also was the NATO reporting name for a type of Soviet missile introduced in the 1960s.