scupper hole
Scupper Scup"per, n. [OF. escopir, escupir, to spit, perhaps for escospir, L. ex + conspuere to spit upon; pref. con- + spuere to spit. Cf. {Spit}, v.] (Naut.) An opening cut through the waterway and bulwarks of a ship, so that water falling on deck may flow overboard; -- called also {scupper hole}. [1913 Webster]

{Scupper hose} (Naut.), a pipe of leather, canvas, etc., attached to the mouth of the scuppers, on the outside of a vessel, to prevent the water from entering. --Totten.

{Scupper nail} (Naut.), a nail with a very broad head, for securing the edge of the hose to the scupper.

{Scupper plug} (Naut.), a plug to stop a scupper. --Totten. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scupper — Scup per, n. [OF. escopir, escupir, to spit, perhaps for escospir, L. ex + conspuere to spit upon; pref. con + spuere to spit. Cf. {Spit}, v.] (Naut.) An opening cut through the waterway and bulwarks of a ship, so that water falling on deck may… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scupper hose — Scupper Scup per, n. [OF. escopir, escupir, to spit, perhaps for escospir, L. ex + conspuere to spit upon; pref. con + spuere to spit. Cf. {Spit}, v.] (Naut.) An opening cut through the waterway and bulwarks of a ship, so that water falling on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scupper nail — Scupper Scup per, n. [OF. escopir, escupir, to spit, perhaps for escospir, L. ex + conspuere to spit upon; pref. con + spuere to spit. Cf. {Spit}, v.] (Naut.) An opening cut through the waterway and bulwarks of a ship, so that water falling on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scupper plug — Scupper Scup per, n. [OF. escopir, escupir, to spit, perhaps for escospir, L. ex + conspuere to spit upon; pref. con + spuere to spit. Cf. {Spit}, v.] (Naut.) An opening cut through the waterway and bulwarks of a ship, so that water falling on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scupper — Ⅰ. scupper [1] ► NOUN ▪ a hole in a ship s side to allow water to run away from the deck. ORIGIN perhaps from Old French escopir to spit . Ⅱ. scupper [2] ► VERB chiefly Brit. 1) sink (a ship) deliberately …   English terms dictionary

  • scupper — hole allowing water to drain from ship’s deck Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hole — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. opening, aperture, gap, cavity; excavation, hollow; slot, puncture; dungeon; cave; space. See concavity, abode, interval. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A perforation] Syn. notch, puncture, slot, eyelet,… …   English dictionary for students

  • scupper — scup|per1 [ˈskʌpə US ər] v [T] BrE 1.) to ruin someone s plans or chance of being successful used especially in news reports American Equivalent: scuttle ▪ Plans to build a private hospital have been scuppered after a government inquiry. 2.) to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scupper — scup|per1 [ skʌpər ] verb transitive 1. ) to make a ship sink by deliberately letting water in 2. ) BRITISH INFORMAL to spoil someone s plans or hopes of success scupper scup|per 2 [ skʌpər ] noun count TECHNICAL a hole in the side of a ship that …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hole — n 1. opening, vent, scupper, mouth, orifice, aperture, eye; foramen, Anat., Zool. fenestra, spiracle, pore, Biol. cell, Anat., Zool. alveolus, Anat. sinus; puncture, perforation, cut, incision, split, gash, scotch, rent, slit, slot; gap, space,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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