verb (used with object)
to dress (flax) by beating.
to dress (brick or stone); scotch.
Also called scutcher. a device for scutching flax fiber.
4. Also, scotch.
a small picklike tool with two cutting edges for trimming brick.
< Middle French *escoucher
) to beat flax < Vulgar Latin *excuticāre,
for Latin excutere
combining form of quatere
to shatter; cf. quash