noun \ˈskə-pər\

: a hole in the side of a boat that allows water to drain from the deck

Full Definition of SCUPPER

:  an opening cut through the bulwarks of a ship so that water falling on deck may flow overboard
:  an opening in the wall of a building through which water can drain from a floor or flat roof

Origin of SCUPPER

Middle English skopper- (in compounds), perhaps from Anglo-French *escopoir, from escopir to spit out
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with SCUPPER


transitive verb

: to cause (something) to stop or fail

Full Definition of SCUPPER

:  to defeat or put an end to :  do in 1a

Examples of SCUPPER

  1. The latest information could scupper the peace talks.

Origin of SCUPPER

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1899

Rhymes with SCUPPER


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