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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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announces spudding on the Bellerophon Prospect in 150 feet of water, Offshore Northwest Australia.
000 per well and arrangements are being negotiated to secure the necessary funds in time for the spudding of the first well in April.