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

Definition of scutter

Examples of scutter in a Sentence

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, 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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Cite this Entry

“Scutter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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