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What does "Scuttle" mean?

Definition

(n.) A broad, shallow basket (n.) A quick pace; a short run (n.) A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid (n.) 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 (n.) A wide-mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod (n.) An opening in the roof of a house, with a lid (n.) The lid or door which covers or closes an opening in a roof, wall, or the like (v. i.) To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle (v. t.) To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of (as of a ship), for any purpose (v. t.) To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship


Synonyms opening, scurry, scamper, skitter, hatchway, coal scuttle


Word Family scuttled, scuttles, scuttling