Definitions for: Scupper


[n] drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
[v] put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
[v] wait in hiding to attack



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: ambuscade, ambush, bushwhack, endanger, expose, lie in wait, lurk, peril, queer, waylay

See Also: affect, bear on, bear upon, compromise, drain, drainpipe, impact, subject, touch, touch on, wait, waste pipe

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