from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a telecommunications hand tool used to work on punchdown blocks without shorting terminals. It has a hook on one end and a notched blade on the other.
- n. a computer technician’s tool used as a pry bar and probe for plastic parts.
- n. an electronics tool made of nylon filled with glass, for holding components while soldering.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An implement for tamping, stirring, or mixing.
1425–75; late Middle English spuddle ("short knife"). (Wiktionary)