Definition of Scupper

1. Noun. Drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard.

Generic synonyms: Drain, Drainpipe, Waste Pipe



2. Verb. Wait in hiding to attack.
Exact synonyms: Ambuscade, Ambush, Bushwhack, Lie In Wait, Lurk, Waylay
Generic synonyms: Wait
Derivative terms: Ambuscade, Ambush, Ambusher, Bushwhacker, Lurker

3. Verb. Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position.
Exact synonyms: Endanger, Expose, Peril, Queer
Generic synonyms: Affect, Bear On, Bear Upon, Impact, Touch, Touch On
Specialized synonyms: Compromise
Derivative terms: Exposure, Peril, Peril, Peril

Definition of Scupper

1. n. An opening cut through the waterway and bulwarks of a ship, so that water falling on deck may flow overboard; -- called also scupper hole.

Definition of Scupper

1. Noun. (nautical) A drainage hole on the deck of a ship. ¹

2. Noun. (architecture) A similar opening in a wall or parapet that allows water to drain from a roof. ¹

3. Verb. (British) Thwart or destroy, especially something belonging or pertaining to another; compare (term scuttle). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scupper

1. to ambush [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: ambush

Medical Definition of Scupper

1. An opening cut through the waterway and bulwarks of a ship, so that water falling on deck may flow overboard; called also scupper hole. Scupper hose, a plug to stop a scupper. Origin: OF. Escopir, escupir, to spit, perhaps for escospir, L. Ex + conspuere to spit upon; pref. Con- + spuere to spit. Cf. Spit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scupper

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scunges
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scungillis
scunging
scungy
scunner
scunnered
scunnering
scunners
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scuppaug
scuppaugs
scupper (current term)
scuppered
scuppering
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scuppers
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scuppies
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scur
scurf
scurfier
scurfiest
scurfily
scurfiness

Literary usage of Scupper

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1. The Architects' and Builders' Pocket-book: A Handbook for Architects by Frank Eugene Kidder, Thomas Nolan (1915)
"Fig. shows the WIND-SHIELD scupper* which embodies the latest improvements. VERTICAL SECTION FRONT ELEVATION II Fig. 11. Detail of Wind-shield scupper r ..."

2. The Architects' and Builders' Handbook: Data for Architects, Structural by Frank Eugene Kidder (1921)
"11 shows the WIND-SHIELD scupper* which embodies the latest improvements. ... Detail of Wind-shield scupper In the old-style scupper only one flap is ..."

3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"... scupper (Span, escupir). A hole in a I Scutum (Lat.). The shield of the Roman ship's deck or side to carry off the rain or i heavy-armed legionaries: ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"... and forms a metallic covering to the core. This is afterwards made smooth by mechanical means. scupper-HOSE; a leathern pipe or tube nailed ..."

5. Encyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping by Herbert B. Mason (1908)
"A short oar. Sculling. Moving the flat of an oar over the stern of a boat to propel it through the water. scupper. A channel for water to run off the decks. ..."

6. Practical Shipbuilding: A Treatise on the Structural Design and Building of by A. Campbell Holms (1918)
"With the first type of scupper, care should be taken to maintain the ... Formerly it was usual to increase the depth of the vertical flange at the scupper, ..."

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