the upward heaving of a ship
Origin of scendfrom send, assumed to be aphetic for ascend
to be heaved upward, as by a wave: said of a ship
also send Nautical
intransitive verbscend·ed, scend·ing, scends, also send·ed send·ing sends
To heave upward on a wave or swell.
The rising movement of a ship on a wave or swell.
Origin of scendProbably alteration (influenced by descend ) (or ascend )of send 1