Associations to the word «Scuttle»


SCUTTLE, noun. A container like an open bucket (usually to hold and carry coal).
SCUTTLE, noun. (construction) A hatch that provides access to the roof from the interior of a building.
SCUTTLE, noun. A broad, shallow basket.
SCUTTLE, noun. A small hatch or opening in a boat. Also, small opening in a boat or ship for draining water from open deck.
SCUTTLE, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of (as of a ship), for any purpose.
SCUTTLE, verb. (transitive) To deliberately sink one's ship or boat by any means, usually by order of the vessel's commander or owner.
SCUTTLE, verb. (transitive) (by extension) (in figurative use) Undermine or thwart oneself (sometimes intentionally), or denigrate or destroy one's position or property; compare scupper.
SCUTTLE, verb. (intransitive) To move hastily, to scurry.
SCUTTLE, noun. A quick pace; a short run.
SCUTTLE FLIES, noun. Plural of scuttle fly
SCUTTLE FLY, noun. Megaselia scalaris, a phorid fly.

Dictionary definition

SCUTTLE, noun. Container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire.
SCUTTLE, noun. An entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship.
SCUTTLE, verb. To move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground".

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