The act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale); SYN. scudding.
Soviet-produced surface-to-surface missile that can be armed with a nuclear, chemical, or conventional warhead. The Scud-B, deployed on a mobile launcher, was the version most commonly used by the Iraqi army in the Gulf War 1991. It is a relatively inaccurate weapon.
The Scud-B has a range of 300 km/180 mi; modified by the Iraqi army into the al-Hussayn, it was capable of projecting a smaller payload (about 500 kg/1,100 lb) for a distance of up to 650 km/400 mi, and was used during the Gulf War to hit Israel and Saudi Arabia.
To run before a gale; SYN. rack.
To sail swiftly before a gale