Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An implement for tamping, stirring, or mixing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun a computer technician’s tool used as a pry bar and probe for plastic parts.
  • noun an electronics tool made of nylon filled with glass, for holding components while soldering.

Etymologies

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1425–75; late Middle English spuddle ("short knife").

Examples

  • Besides heat guns for melting seals, suction cups for maneuvering screens, and a small hooked stick called a spudger, some less conventional instruments sometimes come into play.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • But working with a tool called a spudger, it took Soules only 10 minutes to separate the iPad's handsome, 24. 6cm facing from its silver-backed casing.

    Taipei Times

  • Besides heat guns for melting seals, suction cups for maneuvering screens, and a small hooked stick called a spudger, some less conventional instruments sometimes come into play.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Besides heat guns for melting seals, suction cups for maneuvering screens, and a small hooked stick called a spudger, some less conventional instruments sometimes come into play.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Besides heat guns for melting seals, suction cups for maneuvering screens, and a small hooked stick called a spudger, some less conventional instruments sometimes come into play.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Besides heat guns for melting seals, suction cups for maneuvering screens, and a small hooked stick called a spudger, some less conventional instruments sometimes come into play.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Besides heat guns for melting seals, suction cups for maneuvering screens, and a small hooked stick called a spudger, some less conventional instruments sometimes come into play.

    IOL: News

  • Besides heat guns for melting seals, suction cups for maneuvering screens, and a small hooked stick called a spudger, some less conventional instruments sometimes come into play.

    IOL: News

  • But working with a tool called a spudger, it took Soules only 10 minutes to separate the iPad's handsome, 9. 7-inch facing from its silver-backed casing.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • Besides heat guns for melting seals, suction cups for maneuvering screens, and a small hooked stick called a spudger, some less conventional instruments sometimes come into play.

    BNET Articles

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