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scupper

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noun scup·per \ˈskə-pər\

Simple Definition of scupper

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

Full Definition of scupper

  1. 1 :  an opening cut through the bulwarks of a ship so that water falling on deck may flow overboard

  2. 2 :  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


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scupper

transitive verb scup·per

Simple Definition of scupper

  • : to cause (something) to stop or fail

Full Definition of scupper

British

  1. :  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


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