scendPronunciation: (send), [key] Naut.
—v.i.(of a vessel)
to heave in a swell.
to lurch forward from the motion of a heavy sea.
the heaving motion of a vessel.
the forward impulse imparted by the motion of a sea against a vessel. Also,send.
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