Definition of scutch in English:
Dress (fibrous material, especially retted flax) by beating it.
- The account of breaking, scutching and hackling flax, for example, is the clearest and most informative short discussion that I have seen.
- The damn retting, spreading, scutching and finally the sale of the finished product always gave cause for instant celebration.
- Our dinner topics that night included retting, scutching, and hackling.
Mid 18th century: from obsolete French escoucher, from Latin excutere 'shake out'.
Words that rhyme with scutchclutch, crutch, Dutch, hutch, inasmuch, insomuch, much, mutch, such, thrutch, touch
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