scuttle


scuttle
Ⅰ.
scuttle [1] NOUN 1) a lidded metal container with a handle, used to store coal for a domestic fire. 2) Brit. the part of a car's bodywork between the windscreen and the bonnet.
ORIGIN Latin scutella 'dish' .
Ⅱ.
scuttle [2] VERB run hurriedly or furtively with short quick steps.
NOUN an act or sound of scuttling.
ORIGIN probably related to SCUD(Cf. scud).
Ⅲ.
scuttle [3] VERB 1) sink (one's own ship) deliberately. 2) deliberately cause (a scheme) to fail.
NOUN an opening with a lid in a ship's deck or side.
ORIGIN perhaps from Spanish escotilla 'hatchway' .

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Synonyms:
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