Definition Of scupper

verb

a hole in a ship's side to carry water overboard from the deck.

Nylon panels on the sides of the Geckos eject water like scuppers on a tramp steamer - hop out of the river, take five steps, and the bilges are dry.

sink (a ship or its crew) deliberately.

Against extraordinary odds Davie and Alan fight their way out of their ship's cabin - and in a moment of desperation Alan recklessly scuppers the ship when he ignites a barrel of gunpowder in the hold.

Example Of scupper

  • Against extraordinary odds Davie and Alan fight their way out of their ship's cabin - and in a moment of desperation Alan recklessly scuppers the ship when he ignites a barrel of gunpowder in the hold.

  • And a growing environmentalist movement in the country has already scuppered a leading mining project.

  • And Andy Cole is on the verge of joining Manchester City, which scuppers any prospect of him returning to Ewood this summer.

  • Being a surgeon or concert pianist is an advantage here - the disc is naturally misshaped for use in the round CD-Rom drive, so half an inch either way scuppers the exercise.

  • But the venue, which should be part of the appeal of this production by new, young, classical company Cannon's Mouth, scuppers it.


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