Definition of Scuttle

1. Noun. Container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire.

Exact synonyms: Coal Scuttle
Generic synonyms: Container



2. Verb. To move about or proceed hurriedly. "So terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"
Exact synonyms: Scamper, Scurry, Skitter
Specialized synonyms: Crab
Generic synonyms: Run
Derivative terms: Scamper, Scurry

3. Noun. An entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship.
Exact synonyms: Hatchway, Opening
Generic synonyms: Entrance, Entranceway, Entree, Entry, Entryway
Specialized synonyms: Escape Hatch
Terms within: Hatch
Derivative terms: Open

Definition of Scuttle

1. n. A broad, shallow basket.

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

3. n. A quick pace; a short run.

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

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

Definition of Scuttle

1. Noun. A container like an open bucket (usually to hold and carry coal). ¹

2. Noun. (construction) A hatch that provides access to the roof from the interior of a building. ¹

3. Noun. A small hatch or opening in a boat. Also, small opening in a boat or ship for draining water from open deck. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To deliberately sink a ship or boat by order of the commander, rather than by enemy action; generally done when the ship's capture was imminent. ¹

5. Verb. (context: by extension, in figurative use) Undermine or thwart oneself (sometimes intentionally), or denigrate or destroy one's position or property; compare (term scupper). ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To move hastily, to scurry ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scuttle

1. to scurry [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES] - See also: scurry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scuttle

scutibranchian
scutibranchiata
scutibranchiate
scutibranchiates
scutiferous
scutiform
scutiger
scutigers
scutiped
scuts
scutter
scuttered
scuttering
scutters
scutting
scuttle (current term)
scuttled
scuttler
scuttlers
scuttles
scuttling
scutular
scutulum
scutum
scutwork
scutworks
scuzz

Literary usage of Scuttle

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"scuttle (of coals, etc.) is the Anglo- Saxon, scute!, a basket. ... scuttle Out (To). To sneak oft quickly, to skedaddle, to cut and run. ..."

2. The Tenement House Problem: Including the Report of the New York State by New York (State). Tenement House Commission, Lawrence Veiller, Robert Weeks De Forest (1903)
"And all scuttle frames or scuttle doors shall be made of or covered with copper, ... No scuttle shall be less in size than two by three feet" leading to the ..."

3. The Tenement House Problem: Including the Report of the New York State by Robert Weeks De Forest, Lawrence Veiller (1903)
"And all scuttle frames or scuttle doors shall be made of or covered with copper, zinc, ... No scuttle shall be less in size than two by three feet. ..."

4. Parodies of the Works of English & American Authors by Walter Hamilton (1887)
"THE scuttle. OF all tlie plans there are on earth For Statesmen still to cherish О ... U the scuttle, the base, ignoble scuttle. Chosen fad of Lib and Kad, ..."

5. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"scuttle and Skylight. [The scuttle may be specified as in Art. 493.] The frame for skylight (on flat roof) is to be made of ij^-inch white pine, (cedar, ..."

6. Works by Washington Irving (1895)
"... Parties—Discouraging Reports—Disastrous Experiment—Detachments in Quest of Succor—Caches, How Made—Further Disappointments—The Devil's scuttle Hole. ..."

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