Synonyms for scuttle

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Together they proceeded to the roof by a stairway that led to a scuttle.

You are at liberty to embark in them with your men before we scuttle this ship.

Her sails were furled; the slide of her scuttle hatch was closed and padlocked.

Stapylton, scuttle the ship, if you like, but first let me land the cargo.

I had a notion, from the beginning, they wouldn't be allowed to scuttle.

Taking a bucket and a lantern, he passed into the steerage, and opened the scuttle.

Going forward to the forecastle, we found the slide of the scuttle open.

I closed the scuttle, and retired from its vicinity to the end of the storehouse.

Glad he was to be free of it all, and he let the scuttle fall to with a bang.

She felt it grow tense at a tiny squeak and scuttle, but she kept still.

WORD ORIGIN

"bucket," late Old English scutel "dish, platter," from Latin scutella "serving platter" (source also of French écuelle, Spanish escudilla, Italian scudella "a plate, bowl"), diminutive of scutra "flat tray, dish," perhaps related to scutum "shield" (see hide (n.1)).

A common Germanic borrowing from Latin (cf. Old Norse skutill, Middle Dutch schotel, Old High German scuzzila, German Schüssel "a dish"). Meaning "basket for sifting grain" is attested from mid-14c.; sense of "bucket for holding coal" first recorded 1849.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SCUTTLE

bucket

nouncontainer, often for liquids, with handle

buckets

nouncontainer, often for liquids, with handle
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