scut·​ter | \ ˈskə-tər How to pronounce scutter (audio) \
scuttered; scuttering; scutters

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Recent Examples on the Web Its mix of cold, wind, snow, sleet and rain shuttered schools, blocked hundreds of miles of highways, scuttered scores of flights and was linked to multiple deaths over the long holiday weekend in Missouri, Arizona and South Dakota. Vanessa Swales, New York Times, "Winter Storm Brings Snow to at Least 30 States," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of scutter

1781, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scutter

alteration of scuttle entry 5

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“Scutter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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