|1.||an informal word for potato|
|2.||a narrow-bladed spade for cutting roots, digging up weeds, etc|
|3.||Also called: spudder a tool, resembling a chisel, for removing bark from trees|
|—vb , spuds, spudding, spudded|
|4.||(tr) to remove (bark) or eradicate (weeds) with a spud|
|5.||(intr) to drill the first foot of an oil-well|
|[C15 spudde short knife, of unknown origin; applied later to a digging tool, and hence to a potato]|
A blunt triangular knife used for removing foreign bodies from the cornea.