scend

[send] Nautical.
verb (used without object) (of a vessel)
1.
to heave in a swell.
2.
to lurch forward from the motion of a heavy sea.
noun
3.
the heaving motion of a vessel.
4.
the forward impulse imparted by the motion of a sea against a vessel.
Also, send.


Origin:
1615–25; cf. send2; perhaps aphetic variant of ascend, descend

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scend or nautical send (sɛnd)
 
vb , scends, scending, scended, sends, sending, sent
1.  (of a vessel) to surge upwards in a heavy sea
 
n
2.  the upward heaving of a vessel pitching
3.  the forward lift given a vessel by the sea
 
[C17: perhaps from descend or ascend]
 
send or nautical send
 
vb
 
n
 
[C17: perhaps from descend or ascend]

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The submarine lies in many fathoms of water, and the divers were able to de scend only a short distance.
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