Scud

scud

1. The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with precipitation.

2. Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind. Borne on the scud of the sea. (Longfellow) The scud was flying fast above us, throwing a veil over the moon. (Sir S. Baker)

3. A slight, sudden shower.

4. (Science: ornithology) A small flight of larks, or other birds, less than a flock.

5. (Science: zoology) Any swimming amphipod crustacean. Storm scud. See the note under Cloud.

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