the upward heaving of a ship
Origin of scend; from 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 or send·ing or 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 send1.