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scad 1

 (skăd)
n. pl. scad or scads
Any of several carangid fishes chiefly of the genus Decapterus, especially D. punctatus of the western Atlantic.

[Origin unknown.]

scad 2

 (skăd)
n. Informal
often scads A large number or amount: Scads of people are in the hall.

[Origin unknown.]

scad

(skæd)
n, pl scad or scads
(Animals) any of various carangid fishes of the genus Trachurus, esp the horse mackerel
[C17: of uncertain origin; compare Swedish skädde flounder]

scad

(skæd)

n. Usu., scads.
a great number or quantity.
[1855–60, Amer.; of obscure orig.; compare British dial. scal(d) a great quantity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scad - any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidaescad - any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae
Carangidae, family Carangidae - large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas
carangid, carangid fish - a percoid fish of the family Carangidae
saurel, Trachurus trachurus, horse mackerel - large elongated compressed food fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe
bigeye scad, big-eyed scad, goggle-eye, Selar crumenophthalmus - of Atlantic coastal waters; commonly used for bait
Decapterus macarellus, mackerel scad, mackerel shad - small silvery fish; Nova Scotia to Brazil
cigarfish, Decapterus punctatus, quiaquia, round scad - small fusiform fish of western Atlantic

scad

noun
Informal. An indeterminately great amount or number.Often used in plural:
jillion, million (often used in plural), multiplicity, ream, trillion.
Informal: bushel, gob (often used in plural), heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot, oodles, passel, peck, slew, wad, zillion.