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scuttle

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈskʌ.təl/ or [ˈskʌ.tɫ̩] or [ˈskʌ.təɫ]
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈskʌ.təl/ or [ˈskʌ.ɾɫ̩] or [ˈskʌ.ɾəɫ]
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Noun[change]

Singular
scuttle

Plural
scuttles

Several black scuttles standing on edge
Coal scuttles
  1. (countable) A scuttle is a container that looks like an open bucket. It is used carry coal.
  2. (countable) A scuttle is a small hatch or opening in a boat, sometimes one used for draining water from open deck.

Verb[change]

Plain form
scuttle

Third-person singular
scuttles

Past tense
scuttled

Past participle
scuttled

Present participle
scuttling

  1. (transitive) (nautical) If you scuttle, you cut holes through the ship for any purpose.
  2. (transitive) If you scuttle a ship or boat, you sink it on purpose.