scutch


scutch

verb (used with object)

  1. to dress (flax) by beating.
  2. Also scotch. to dress (brick or stone).

noun

  1. Also called scutch·er. a device for scutching flax fiber.
  2. Also scotch. a small picklike tool with two cutting edges for trimming brick.

verb

  1. (tr) to separate the fibres from the woody part of (flax) by pounding

noun

  1. Also called: scutcher the tool used for this

verb (tr)

  1. Northern English dialect to strike with an open hand

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