What does scuttle mean?

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ˈskʌt lscut·tle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scuttle, coal scuttlenoun

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

  2. hatchway, opening, scuttleverb

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

  3. scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttleverb

    to move about or proceed hurriedly

    "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"

GCIDE

  1. Scuttleverb

    Hence: To defeat, frustrate, abandon, or cause to be abandoned; -- of plans, projects, actions, hopes; as, the review committee scuttled the project due to lack of funds.

Wiktionary

  1. scuttleverb

    To move hastily, to scurry

    Etymology: scutel, from scutella, diminutive form of scutra, perhapes related to scutum; compare German Schüssel

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scuttlenoun

    a broad, shallow basket

    Etymology: [OF. escoutille, F. scoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escotar 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.]

  2. Scuttlenoun

    a wide-mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod

    Etymology: [OF. escoutille, F. scoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escotar 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.]

  3. Scuttleverb

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

    Etymology: [OF. escoutille, F. scoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escotar 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.]

  4. Scuttlenoun

    a quick pace; a short run

    Etymology: [OF. escoutille, F. scoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escotar 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.]

  5. Scuttlenoun

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

    Etymology: [OF. escoutille, F. scoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escotar 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.]

  6. Scuttlenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. escoutille, F. scoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escotar 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.]

  7. Scuttlenoun

    an opening in the roof of a house, with a lid

    Etymology: [OF. escoutille, F. scoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escotar 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.]

  8. Scuttlenoun

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

    Etymology: [OF. escoutille, F. scoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escotar 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.]

  9. Scuttleverb

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

    Etymology: [OF. escoutille, F. scoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escotar 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.]

  10. Scuttleverb

    to sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship

    Etymology: [OF. escoutille, F. scoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escotar 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.]

Freebase

  1. Scuttle

    Scuttle is a character from the Disney animated movie "The Little Mermaid". He is a seagull. When Ariel sees Eric, she wants to meet him. Thus, she goes to Scuttle, who teaches her all about the human world. He returns for a minor role in "The Little Mermaid II: return to the Sea2. He appears as a guest in "House of Mouse".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scuttle

    skut′l, n. a shallow basket: a vessel for holding coal. [A.S. scutel—L. scutella, a salver, dim. of scutra, a dish.]

  2. Scuttle

    skut′l, n. the openings or hatchways of a ship: a hole through the hatches or in the side or bottom of a ship.—v.t. to cut holes through any part of a ship: to sink a ship by cutting holes in it.—ns. Scutt′le-butt, -cask, a cask with a hole cut in it for the cup or dipper, for holding drinking-water in a ship; Scutt′le-fish, a cuttle-fish. [O. Fr. escoutille, a hatchway (Sp. escotilla), from Dut. schoot, the lap; Ger. schoss, bosom, a lap.]

  3. Scuttle

    skut′l, v.i. to scud or run with haste: to hurry.—n. a quick run: a mincing gait.—Also Scudd′le, Skutt′le. [Scud.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. scuttle

    A small hole or port cut either in the deck or side of a ship, generally for ventilation. That in the deck is a small hatchway.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scuttle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scuttle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of scuttle in a Sentence

  1. James Robbins:

    This is already the third time they have moved the timeline – I think they are going to move it another three months in part because the Iranians keep increasing their demands. I think in the end, the Iranians might be the ones who scuttle this agreement, if there is a deal, it would be a deal that would involve us moving far closer to their position on the issues than theirs move closer to ours.

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