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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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My spuds are going into the small greenhouse where they will get the light they need.
He asked everyone to start boiling, frying, baking, mashing and eating more varieties of British spuds and came up with some tasty recipes to tempt the tastebuds.
The company also sells eerily lifelike marionettes of sports figures, so even if the spud doesn't suit the team, he at least serves as a recognizable calling card that paves the way for other sales.
Next day, the women and children stamped all over the now thawing spuds.
They're an endangered species now, and we're just desperate to get her back because Spuds is a part of the family, and has been with the children since they were born.
Those lovely JobBridge slave drivers are looking for someone to grade and pack spuds for [euro]50 a week.
THE "a-peel" of spuds was evident yesterday as hundreds of potato heads enjoyed a mashing day out near Coventry.
You can now buy Belgian-style, double-fried fries at a little quick-food eatery in Woodland Hills called Spuds Cafe.
Consumers may soon munch on fluffier fries and crispier chips, thanks to genetically engineered spuds developed by biologist David Stark and his co-workers at Monsanto Co.
MORE than 3,000 people have signed an online petition for spuds to be designated Ireland's national vegetable.
Potato fields are now green seas of science, with genetically improved spuds huddled underneath.
DECIDING on the best way of doing your jacket spuds has always been something of a hot potato.