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Scuttle meaning

scuttle - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. A broad, shallow basket.
  2. 2. A wide- mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod.
  3. 3. To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle.
  4. 4. A quick pace; a short run.
  5. 5. A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid.
  6. 6. A small opening or hatchway in the deck of a ship, large enough to admit a man, and with a lid for covering it, also, a like hole in the side or bottom of a ship.
  7. 7. An opening in the roof of a house, with a lid.
  8. 8. The lid or door which covers or closes an opening in a roof, wall, or the like.
  9. 9. To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of ( as of a ship), for any purpose.
  10. 10. To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship.
  11. 11. To hasten or hurry.
  12. 12. To cut a hole or holes in ( a ship) to sink it.
  13. 13. A quick or short run; a hod for holding coal; lid or door closing or covering an opening in a roof, etc.; a hatchway or small opening in the deck of a ship.
  14. 14. To cut a hole in the side or bottom of, as a ship.
  15. 15. To run hurriedly.
  16. 16. Vessel for carrying coal; hatchway.

scuttle - examples of usage

  1. Near the fireplace was a great bronze bell of Chinese shape, mounted like a mortar on a black wooden carriage for use as a coal- scuttle.
  2. How many piracies he had committed I do not know before he was found out, but at last he tried to scuttle a brig, which did not go down as he thought she had, so happily his intended victims escaped and informed against him.
  3. By- and- by the latter opened the cabin scuttle and beckoned.
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