scuttle


1scut·tle

noun \ˈskə-təl\

Definition of SCUTTLE

1
:  a shallow open basket for carrying something (as grain or garden produce)
2
:  a metal pail that usually has a bail and a sloped lip and is used especially for carrying coal

Origin of SCUTTLE

Middle English scutel, from Latin scutella drinking bowl, tray, diminutive of scutra platter
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with SCUTTLE

2scuttle

noun

Definition of SCUTTLE

1
:  a small opening in a wall or roof furnished with a lid: as
a :  a small opening or hatchway in the deck of a ship large enough to admit a person and with a lid for covering it
b :  a small hole in the side or bottom of a ship fitted with a covering or glazed
2
:  a covering that closes a scuttle

Origin of SCUTTLE

Middle English skottell lid of a scuttle
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with SCUTTLE

3scuttle

transitive verb
scut·tledscut·tling \ˈskət-liŋ, ˈskə-təl-iŋ\

Definition of SCUTTLE

1
:  to cut a hole through the bottom, deck, or side of (a ship); specifically :  to sink or attempt to sink by making holes through the bottom
2
:  destroy, wreck; also :  scrap 2

First Known Use of SCUTTLE

1642

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

4scuttle

noun

Definition of SCUTTLE

1
:  a quick shuffling pace
2
:  a short swift run

Origin of SCUTTLE

perhaps blend of scud and shuttle
First Known Use: 1623

5scuttle

intransitive verb
scut·tledscut·tling \ˈskət-liŋ, ˈskə-təl-iŋ\

Definition of SCUTTLE

:  scurry

First Known Use of SCUTTLE

1657

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