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Meaning of scuttle

scut•tle

Pronunciation: (skut'l), [key]
— n.
  1. a deep bucket for carrying coal.
  2. a broad, shallow basket.

scut•tle

Pronunciation: (skut'l), [key]
— v., n. -tled, -tling,
—v.i.
  1. to run with quick, hasty steps; scurry.
—n.
  1. a quick pace.
  2. a short, hurried run.

scut•tle

Pronunciation: (skut'l), [key]
— n., v., -tled, -tling.
—n.
    1. a small hatch or port in the deck, side, or bottom of a vessel.
    2. a cover for this.
  1. a small hatchlike opening in a roof or ceiling.
—v.t.
  1. to sink (a vessel) deliberately by opening seacocks or making openings in the bottom.
  2. to abandon, withdraw from, or cause to be abandoned or destroyed (as plans, hopes, rumors, etc.).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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