scuttle

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[scutĀ·tle]

When you scuttle, you move with quick anxious steps, like a bug running for cover when a light is turned on.

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A broad, shallow basket.

Noun
an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship

Noun
container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire

Verb
to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"


n.
A broad, shallow basket.

n.
A wide-mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod.

v. i.
To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle.

n.
A quick pace; a short run.

n.
A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid.

n.
A small opening or hatchway in the deck of a ship, large enough to admit a man, and with a lid for covering it, also, a like hole in the side or bottom of a ship.

n.
An opening in the roof of a house, with a lid.

n.
The lid or door which covers or closes an opening in a roof, wall, or the like.

v. t.
To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of (as of a ship), for any purpose.

v. t.
To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship.


Scuttle

Scut"tle , n. [AS. scutel a dish, platter; cf. Icel. skutill; both fr. L. scutella, dim. of scutra, scuta, a dish or platter; cf. scutum a shield. Cf. Skillet.] 1. A broad, shallow basket. 2. A wide-mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod.

Scuttle

Scut"tle, v. i. [For scuddle, fr. scud.] To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle.
With the first dawn of day, old Janet was scuttling about the house to wake the baron.

Scuttle

Scut"tle, n. A quick pace; a short run. Spectator.

Scuttle

Scut"tle , n. [OF. escoutille, F. '82scoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escoter to cut a thing so as to make it fit, to hollow a garment about the neck, perhaps originally, to cut a bosom-shaped piece out, and of Teutonic origin; cf. D. schoot lap, bosom, G. schoss, Goth. skauts the hem of a garnment. Cf. Sheet an expanse.] 1. A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid. Specifically: (a) (Naut.) A small opening or hatchway in the deck of a ship, large enough to admit a man, and with a lid for covering it, also, a like hole in the side or bottom of a ship. (b) An opening in the roof of a house, with a lid. 2. The lid or door which covers or closes an opening in a roof, wall, or the like. Scuttle butt, ∨ Scuttle cask (Naut.), a butt or cask with a large hole in it, used to contain the fresh water for daily use in a ship. Totten.

Scuttle

Scut"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scuttled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scuttling.] 1. To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of (as of a ship), for any purpose. 2. To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship.

A broad, shallow basket.

To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle.

A quick pace; a short run.

A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid.

To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of (as of a ship), for any purpose.

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