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spud

1. a narrow-bladed spade for cutting roots, digging up weeds, etc.
2. a tool, resembling a chisel, for removing bark from trees

spud

[spəd]
(design engineering)
A diamond-point drill bit.
An offset type of fishing tool used to clear a space around tools stuck in a borehole.
Any of various spade- or chisel-shaped tools or mechanical devices.
(engineering)
(mining engineering)
A nail, resembling a horseshoe nail, with a hole in the head, driven into mine timbering or into a wooden plug inserted in the rock to mark a surveying station.
(naval architecture)
A foot piece to provide support for the legs of the A frame of a floating dipper dredge.

spud

1. A sharp narrow bar or spade used for removing gravel and roofing from a roof.
2. A dowel which is in the foot of a doorpost.
3. A short pipe which serves as a connection in a piping system.

SPUD

(Spontaneous Pop-Up Display) A portable 24" monitor from Arovia that was introduced at SXSW 2016. Weighing 1.5 pounds and using rear-projection TV (RPTV) technology, the SPUD unfolds into a 24" monitor with a 1280x720 resolution (higher resolutions to follow). See SXSW and rear-projection TV.


Going, Going, Almost Gone
From a 24" monitor to a unit that takes up the space of an Apple TV set-top box, the SPUD offers a novel approach to a portable monitor. (Image courtesy of Arovia, www.arovia.io)
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Even for a popular franchise such as the Pistons, it still drew added hype to the arena when the team gave away 5,000 of the spuds at a recent home game.
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When Spud is out for a walk he is the kind of dog who runs five miles for every one of his owner's miles and so when he followed his nose and diverted from the path and jumped over a 2ft-high wall nobody was too worried but when spud landed on the other side, he let out a curdling yelp and hobbled back to his owner on three legs.
I'm Katie Garlic here with Colonel Lotta Corn to congratulate Spud Potato and Sarah Strawberry on their wins.
Sainsbury's, which has been selling the spud, said it is the healthiest for roasting as it cooks quickly in small amounts of very light oil.
Spud - who played at the superstar's wedding bash in Dornoch - will be at Gleneagles and hopes that the sound of the bagpipes will knock some sense into George Bush
It's called the Spud Club, an association to further the benefits of being a couch potato.
SHE may have the very down-toearth name Spud - but she will go down in history alongside such Liverpool legends as Red Rum and the Beatles.
The humble spud came to me in many forms as crisp, chip, potato bread, potato cake, mashed or boiled.
Coventry pensioner Tony McGregor has given his sidekick Spud Murphy a suitable hat and flag to celebrate England's patron saint.