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Scour may refer to:

Hydrodynamic processes[edit]

  • Hydrodynamic scour, the removal of sediment such as sand and silt from around an object
  • Bridge scour, erosion of soil around at the base of a bridge pier or abutments via the flow of air, ice, or water
  • Ice scour or ice gouge, a drifting ice feature that scrapes the seabed
  • Tidal scour, erosion of substrate via tidal forces


  • Scour (band), black metal band
  • Scour Inc., a multimedia search engine
  • Scouring, cleaning wool of lanolin, vegetable matter, and other contaminants, prior to use
  • Scours, a term for diarrhea, especially among cattle