What is scud?

  • (verb): Run or move very quickly or hastily.
    Synonyms: dart, dash, scoot, flash, shoot
    See also — Additional definitions below


Scud is a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It was exported widely to other countries, in particular third world countries. The term comes from the NATO reporting name SS-1 Scud which was attached to the missile by Western intelligence agencies. The Russian names for the missile are the R-11 (the first version), R-17 and R-300 Elbrus (later developments). The name Scud has been widely used to refer to these missiles and the wide variety of derivative variants developed in other countries based on the Soviet design.

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Scud (cloud)
... Scud clouds, a type of fractus cloud, are low, detached, irregular clouds found beneath nimbostratus or cumulonimbus clouds ... When caught in the outflow (downdraft) beneath a thunderstorm, scud clouds will often move faster than the storm clouds themselves ... When in an inflow (updraft) area, scud clouds tend to rise and may exhibit lateral movement ranging from very little to substantial ...
Scud Race - Title
... In Japan and Europe, this game was released as Scud Race (Scud meaning "Sports Car Ultimate Drive") ... of the Engrish like title, and the fact that Sega wanted to avoid references to Scud missiles, which entered the common vernacular during Operation ...
Title - Scud Race Plus
... Sega also created "Scud Race Plus" as an update to the game in 1997 ... SCUD Race Plus also included the bizarre "Super-Beginner" course, an oval track inside a giant-scale children's playhouse ... There was no American release of Scud Race Plus ...
Scud (disambiguation)
... Scud is the popularized term for a series of tactical ballistic missiles developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War ... Scud may also refer to Scud (animal), a shrimplike aquatic crustacean Septicemic cutaneous ulcerative disease, a disease found in turtles Scud (cloud ... Joe Team Socle pour le changement, l'unité et la démocratie Scud is Sid's dog in Toy Story ...
Scud - Former Operators
... Afghanistan (Scud-B, Scud-C?) - may not be currently operational Belarus retired in 3 May 2005, 60 launchers Bulgaria (Scud-B)-retired,destroyed Czech Republic (Scud-B)-retired East Germany Hungary (Sc ... Ukraine destroyed Yugoslavia (Scud-B) - retired ...

More definitions of "scud":

  • (verb): Run before a gale.
    Synonyms: rack
  • (noun): The act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale).
    Synonyms: scudding