1. A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle fastened to a dish, used for dipping liquors; also, a little hollow piece of wood for bailing boats.
2. An instrument of surgery.
3. A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.
SCOOP, verb transitive
1. To lade out; properly, to take out with a scoop or with a sweeping motion.
He scoop'd the water from the crystal flood.
2. To empty by lading; as, he scooped it dry.
3. To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; as, the Indians scoop the trunk of a tree into a canoe.
Those carbuncles the Indians will scoop so as to hold above a pint.
4. To remove, so as to leave a place hollow.
A spectator would think this circular mount had been actually scooped out of that hollow space.