- 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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How to use scuttle in a sentence
These faceless and thankfully fangless insects might at first give the comic impression of scuttling in search of food.Saatchi Resurrects Ancient Pangaea with Show Featuring South American and African Artists|Chloë Ashby|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But out of the long grass shot a warthog, her tail antennae-straight, with piglets scuttling behind.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot|Joanna Eede|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cooper took it all in stride, scuttling off-stage and layering back up with coat and gloves.
La Toya quietly cut a deal for her own Barbara Walters interview, scuttling a plan for a family-wide ABC special.
Only a lizard scuttling over the dark-washed bedroom wall, first cousin to the chameleon you saw at Abu Simbel.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
He had just got to the top when the lights went out a second time, and he heard again the scuttling along the floor.
It approached, and as it grew the shouts of rage in the Great Hall ceased, and a roar of scuttling feet was heard.The False Chevalier|William Douw Lighthall
Twice they heard a sloshing a few feet away, and then the scuttling of an unseen animal.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
Guess was sitting in the sun, blinking lazily at a beetle which had been disturbed, and was now scuttling away for dear life.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy