(Ruck) n. A roc. [Obs. or prov. Eng.] Drayton.
(Ruck), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Rucked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rucking.] [Icel hrukkast to wrinkle,
hrukka wrinkle, fold.] To draw into wrinkles or unsightly folds; to crease; as, to ruck up a carpet. Smart.
(Ruck), n. [Icel. hrukka. Cf. Ruck, v. t.] A wrinkle or crease in a piece of cloth, or in needlework.
(Ruck), v. i. [Cf. Dan. ruge to brood, to hatch.] To cower; to huddle together; to squat; to sit, as
a hen on eggs. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Gower. South.
The sheep that rouketh in the fold.Chaucer.
(Ruck), n. [Cf. Ruck.]
1. A heap; a rick. [Prov Eng. & Scot.]
2. The common sort, whether persons or things; as, the ruck in a horse race. [Colloq.]
The ruck in society as a whole.Lond. Sat. Rev.
(Ruc*ta"tion) n. [L. ructatio, fr. ructare to belch: cf. F. ructation.] The act of belching wind.
(Ruc"tion) n. An uproar; a quarrel; a noisy outbreak. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Rud) n. [AS. rudu, akin to reád red. &radic113. See Red, and cf. Ruddy.]
1. Redness; blush. [Obs.]
2. Ruddle; red ocher.
3. (Zoöl.) The rudd.
(Rud), v. t. To make red. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Rudd) n. [See Rud, n.] (Zoöl.) A fresh-water European fish of the Carp family It is about the
size and shape of the roach, but it has the dorsal fin farther back, a stouter body, and red irises. Called
also redeye, roud, finscale, and shallow. A blue variety is called azurine, or blue roach.
(Rud"der) n. A riddle or sieve. [Prov. Eng.]
(Rud"der) n. [OE. rother, AS. roðer a paddle; akin to D. roer rudder, oar, G. ruder, OHG. roadar,
Sw. roder, ror, Dan. roer, ror. &radic 8. See Row to propel with an oar, and cf. Rother. ]
1. (Naut.) The mechanical appliance by means of which a vessel is guided or steered when in motion.
It is a broad and flat blade made of wood or iron, with a long shank, and is fastened in an upright position,
usually by one edge, to the sternpost of the vessel in such a way that it can be turned from side to side
in the water by means of a tiller, wheel, or other attachment.
2. Fig.: That which resembles a rudder as a guide or governor; that which guides or governs the course.
For rhyme the rudder is of verses.Hudibras. Balance rudder (Naut.), a rudder pivoted near the middle instead of at the edge, common on sharpies.
Drop rudder (Naut.), a rudder extending below the keel so as to be more effective in steering.
Rudder chain (Naut.), one of the loose chains or ropes which fasten the rudder to the quarters to
prevent its loss in case it gets unshipped, and for operating it in case the tiller or the wheel is broken.
Rudder coat (Naut.), a covering of tarred canvas used to prevent water from entering the rudderhole.