spudger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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spudger (plural spudgers)

  1. 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.
  2. a computer technician’s tool used as a pry bar and probe for plastic parts.
  3. an electronics tool made of nylon filled with glass, for holding components while soldering.

Quotations[edit]

  • “Place the upper casing on edge and use a spudger to push the keyboard away from the casing, poking the spudger through the holes where the screws were.”