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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow
v 1: wait in hiding to attack [syn: ambush, scupper,
bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in wait]
2: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
[syn: queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril]
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