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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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