- a small hatch or port in the deck, side, or bottom of a vessel.
- a cover for this.
verb (used with object), scut·tled, scut·tling.
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verb (used without object), scut·tled, scut·tling.
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Example sentences from the Web for scuttle
But his incipient campaign was scuttled, and he soon separated from his fourth wife.Despite Crack and Graft, D.C. Loved ‘Hizzoner’ Marion Barry|Lloyd Grove|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This strategy seemed do-able and brilliant,” Salem nonetheless wrote of the scuttled scheme in his self-review.Too Big to Jail: Confessions of a Goldman Sachs Brat|Michael Daly|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The dispute was settled with so many bombs and bullets that both plans were scuttled.A True Tough Guy: The Mafia, Gays, and Michael Sam’s Boyfriend|Michael Daly|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The plan was scuttled two years ago, according to published reports.
I hoped my translator, who had scuttled off, would raise the alarm.
My spurs fairly lifted the dun horse, and we scuttled in the opposite direction like a scared antelope.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
In her nostrils was the autumn perfume of the woods, and as they strode forward in silence a rabbit scuttled from their path.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
I covered the entire floor, shaking a bit in nervousness as a rat scuttled to safety.
The smugglers scuttled the ship and endeavoured to escape, but were captured, and are thought to have been all hanged.The Belted Seas|Arthur Colton
From the grass nine Indians arose, stooped, and scuttled off like a covey of running quail.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White