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scuttle

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noun scut·tle \ˈskə-təl\

Definition of scuttle

  1. 1 :  a shallow open basket for carrying something (such as grain or garden produce)

  2. 2 :  a metal pail that usually has a bail and a sloped lip and is used especially for carrying coal

Origin and Etymology of scuttle

Middle English scutel, from Latin scutella drinking bowl, tray, diminutive of scutra platter


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scuttle

noun scut·tle

Definition of scuttle

  1. 1 :  a small opening in a wall or roof furnished with a lid: such asa :  a small opening or hatchway in the deck of a ship large enough to admit a person and with a lid for covering itb :  a small hole in the side or bottom of a ship fitted with a covering or glazed

  2. 2 :  a covering that closes a scuttle

Origin and Etymology of scuttle

Middle English skottell lid of a scuttle

Other Nautical Terms


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scuttle

verb scut·tle

Definition of scuttle

scuttled

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scuttling

play play \ˈskət-liŋ, ˈskə-təl-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 :  destroy, wreck; also :  scrap 2

First Known Use of scuttle

1642

Other Nautical Terms


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scuttle

noun scut·tle

Definition of scuttle

  1. 1 :  a quick shuffling pace

  2. 2 :  a short swift run

Origin and Etymology of scuttle

perhaps blend of scud and shuttle


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scuttle

verb scut·tle

Definition of scuttle

scuttled

;

scuttling

play \ˈskət-liŋ, ˈskə-təl-iŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  scurry

First Known Use of scuttle

1657


SCUTTLE Defined for Kids

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scuttle

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verb scut·tle \ˈskə-təl\

Definition of scuttle for Students

scuttled

;

scuttling

  1. :  to run rapidly from view A large gray rat scuttled around the corner of the house … — Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time


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scuttle

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noun scut·tle

Definition of scuttle for Students

  1. :  a pail or bucket for carrying coal


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scuttle

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noun scut·tle

Definition of scuttle for Students

  1. :  a small opening with a lid or cover (as in the deck of a ship)


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scuttle

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verb scut·tle

Definition of scuttle for Students

scuttled

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scuttling

  1. :  to sink (a ship) by cutting holes through the bottom or sides



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