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Definition of scuttle:

  1. A broad, shallow basket.
  2. A quick pace; a short run.
  3. A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid.
  4. 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.
  5. A wide- mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod.
  6. An opening in the roof of a house, with a lid.
  7. The lid or door which covers or closes an opening in a roof, wall, or the like.
  8. To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of ( as of a ship), for any purpose.
  9. To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle.
  10. To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship.


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