Pronunciation: (pood'ing),[key] —n. 1. a thick, soft dessert, typically containing flour or some other thickener, milk, eggs, a flavoring, and sweetener: tapioca pudding. 2. a similar dish unsweetened and served with or as a main dish: corn pudding. 3. Brit.the dessert course of a meal.
4. Naut.a pad or fender for preventing scraping or chafing or for lessening shock between vessels or other objects.