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Spud vs. Stud

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Spudnoun

(obsolete) A dagger.

Studnoun

A male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding.

Spudnoun

A tool, similar to a spade, used for digging out weeds etc.

Studnoun

A female animal, especially a studmare (broodmare), kept for breeding.

Spudnoun

(tools) A barking spud; a long-handled tool for removing bark from logs.

Studnoun

A group of such animals.

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Spudnoun

(informal) A potato.

Studnoun

An animal (usually livestock) that has been registered and is retained for breeding.

Spudnoun

A hole in a sock.

Studnoun

A place, such as a ranch, where such animals are kept.

Spudnoun

A type of short nut (fastener) threaded on both ends.

Studnoun

(colloquial) A sexually attractive male; also a lover in great demand.

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Spudnoun

(obsolete) Anything short and thick.

Studnoun

A small object that protrudes from something; an ornamental knob.

‘a collar with studs’;

Spudnoun

A piece of dough boiled in fat.

Studnoun

(jewelry) A small round earring.

‘She's wearing studs in her ears.’;

Spudnoun

A testicle.

Studnoun

(construction) A vertical post, especially one of the small uprights in the framing for lath and plaster partitions, and furring, and upon which the laths are nailed.

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Spudverb

(drilling) To begin drilling an oil well; to drill by moving the drill bit and shaft up and down, or by raising and dropping a bit.

Studnoun

(obsolete) A stem; a trunk.

Spudverb

(roofing) To remove the roofing aggregate and most of the bituminous top coating by scraping and chipping.

Studnoun

(poker) A type of poker where an individual cannot throw cards away and some of her cards are exposed (also stud poker).

Spudverb

(camping) To set up a recreational vehicle (RV) at a campsite, typically by leveling the RV and connecting it to electric, water, and/or sewer hookups.

Studnoun

(engineering) A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal.

Spudproper noun

A game for three or more players, involving the gradual elimination of players by throwing and catching a ball.

Studnoun

(engineering) A stud bolt.

Spudnoun

A sharp, narrow spade, usually with a long handle, used by farmers for digging up large-rooted weeds; a similarly shaped implement used for various purposes.

‘My spud these nettles from the stone can part.’;

Studnoun

An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable.

Spudnoun

A dagger.

Studnoun

abbreviation of student

Spudnoun

Anything short and thick; specifically, a piece of dough boiled in fat.

Studverb

To set with studs; to furnish with studs.

Spudnoun

A potato.

Studverb

To be scattered over the surface of (something) at intervals.

Spudnoun

an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland

Studverb

To set (something) over a surface at intervals.

Spudnoun

a sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds

Studnoun

A collection of breeding horses and mares, or the place where they are kept; also, a number of horses kept for a racing, riding, etc.

‘In the studs of Ireland, where care is taken, we see horses bred of excellent shape, vigor, and size.’; ‘He had the finest stud in England, and his delight was to win plates from Tories.’;

Spudverb

initiate onsite drilling operations, as for petroleum;

‘The well was spudded in April’;

Studnoun

A stem; a trunk.

‘Seest not this same hawthorn stud?’;

Spudverb

produce buds, branches, or germinate;

‘the potatoes sprouted’;

Studnoun

An upright scanting, esp. one of the small uprights in the framing for lath and plaster partitions, and furring, and upon which the laths are nailed.

Studnoun

A kind of nail with a large head, used chiefly for ornament; an ornamental knob; a boss.

‘A belt of straw and ivy buds,With coral clasps and amber studs.’; ‘Crystal and myrrhine cups, embossed with gemsAnd studs of pearl.’;

Studnoun

An ornamental button of various forms, worn in a shirt front, collar, wristband, or the like, not sewed in place, but inserted through a buttonhole or eyelet, and transferable.

Studnoun

A short rod or pin, fixed in and projecting from something, and sometimes forming a journal.

Studnoun

An iron brace across the shorter diameter of the link of a chain cable.

Studverb

To adorn with shining studs, or knobs.

‘Thy horses shall be trapped,Their harness studded all with gold and pearl.’;

Studverb

To set with detached ornaments or prominent objects; to set thickly, as with studs.

‘The sloping sides and summits of our hills, and the extensive plains that stretch before our view, are studded with substantial, neat, and commodious dwellings of freemen.’;

Studnoun

a man who is virile and sexually active

Studnoun

ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)

Studnoun

an upright in house framing

Studnoun

adult male horse kept for breeding

Studnoun

poker in which each player receives hole cards and the remainder are dealt face up; bets are placed after each card is dealt

Studverb

scatter or intersperse like dots or studs;

‘Hills constellated with lights’;

Studverb

provide with or construct with studs;

‘stud the wall’;

Studnoun

a large-headed piece of metal that pierces and projects from a surface, especially for decoration.

Studnoun

an item of jewellery in the form of a piece of metal, precious stone, or other ornament attached to a pin or shaft that passes through a piercing in the body

‘she wore a pair of gold studs’; ‘he had studs in his nose and lower lip’; ‘diamond stud earrings’;

Studnoun

a fastener consisting of two buttons joined with a bar, used in formal wear to fasten a shirt front or to fasten a collar to a shirt

‘a collar stud’;

Studnoun

a small projection fixed to the base of footwear, especially sports boots, to allow the wearer to grip the ground

‘his knee was cut by the Grimsby striker's studs’;

Studnoun

a small metal piece set into the tyre of a motor vehicle to improve roadholding in slippery conditions.

Studnoun

a small object projecting slightly from a road surface as a marker

‘lines of reflector studs down the middle of a motorway’;

Studnoun

an upright timber in the wall of a building to which laths and plasterboard are nailed

‘lath and plaster on timber studs’;

Studnoun

the height of a room as indicated by the length of a timber wall stud.

Studnoun

a rivet or crosspiece in each link of a chain cable.

Studnoun

an establishment where horses or other domesticated animals are kept for breeding

‘a stud farm’; ‘the horse was retired to stud’;

Studnoun

a collection of horses or other domesticated animals belonging to one person

‘he kept a large stud of racehorses’;

Studnoun

a stallion.

Studnoun

a young man thought to be very active sexually or regarded as a good sexual partner

‘a rugged, hairy-chested stud’;

Studnoun

a form of poker in which the first card of a player's hand is dealt face down and the others face up, with betting after each round of the deal.

Studverb

decorate or augment (something) with many studs or similar small objects

‘a dagger studded with precious diamonds’;

Studverb

scatter or cover (something) with many small objects or features

‘the sky was clear and studded with stars’;

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