verb (used with object)
- to dress (flax) by beating.
- Also scotch. to dress (brick or stone).
- Also called scutch·er. a device for scutching flax fiber.
- Also scotch. a small picklike tool with two cutting edges for trimming brick.
- (tr) to separate the fibres from the woody part of (flax) by pounding
- Also called: scutcher the tool used for this
- Northern English dialect to strike with an open hand