For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for scuttled?
Header of scuttle


The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb scuttle:

Video footage: View of Ko Rin island through rectangular scuttle
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun scuttle

What does scuttle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: scuttles

  1. container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of scuttle: coal scuttle
    • more generic word: container = any object that can be used to hold things
  2. an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship

Alternative definition of the noun scuttle


  1. A container like an open bucket (usually to hold and carry coal).
  2. [construction] A hatch that provides access to the roof from the interior of a building.
  3. A small hatch or opening in a boat. Also, small opening in a boat or ship for draining water from open deck.

Definition of the verb scuttle

What does scuttle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: scuttled | scuttling | scuttles

  1. to move about or proceed hurriedly

Alternative definition of the verb scuttle


  1. [transitive] To deliberately sink a ship or boat by order of the commander, rather than by enemy action; generally done when the ship's capture was imminent.
  2. [context: by extension, in figurative use] Intentionally undermine or thwart oneself, or denigrate or destroy one's position or property; compare [term, scupper, lang=en].
  3. [intransitive] To move hastily, to scurry


Scuttle is a character from the Disney animated movie "The Little Mermaid". He is a seagull. When Ariel sees Eric, she wants to meet him. Thus, she goes to Scuttle, who teaches her all about the human world. He returns for a minor role in "The Little Mermaid II: return to the Sea2. He appears as a guest in "House of Mouse".


Scuttle is a musical group.

  • albums: "Testing the Strength of the Surface", "Fireworks for Summer"


Scuttle is a PHP/MySQL-based open source social bookmarking application. It contains code from other PHP-based projects such as Drupal and jQuery.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Scuttle

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewAn Encyclopædia of Gardening (1829)

Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-gardening, Including All the Latest Improvements; a General History of Gardening in All Countries; and a Statistical View of Its Present State, with Suggestions for Its Future Progress, in the British Isles by John Claudius Loudon

scuttle is a wooden box for carrying sifted earth in situations where the wheelbarrow cannot be brought into use. Sometimes it is made of iron, like the common coal-scuttle. 1397. The pot-carrier is an oblong board, with a hoop- handle in the ...

Google previewIdiomantics: The Weird and Wonderful World of Popular Phrases (2013)

by Philip Gooden

A scuttle is a square hole on board ship used for light, ventilation and so on (and, when below the waterline, for scuttling or sinking the vessel). So a scuttled - or holed - butt is the sea-going term for a cask from which water can be drawn.

Google previewThe Annotated Two Years Before the Mast (2013)

by Richard Henry Dana

Since a scuttle is an opening, this is a cask with an opening for a tin or dipper.) It's also the origin of the term “scuttlebutt,” meaning gossip or rumor—derived from the talk of men gathered around the cask. twelve, ...

Google previewThe Liveaboard Guide (2012)

Living Afloat on the Inland Waterways by Tony Jones

Thankfully you have adequate supplies stacked neatly beside your boat, but to refill your scuttle means going outside again, into the wind and the rain. Ten minutes later you remove your coat and boots for the second time and begin to build ...

Google previewReal Estate Appraisal Exam Prep for the 21st Century (2008)

by Craig Julian

D Explanation: A scuttle is a small opening in a ceiling that ...

Google previewComputer Science and Applications (2015)

Proceedings of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Science and Applications (CSAC 2014), Shanghai, China, 27-28 December 2014 by Ally Hu

Coal scuttle is an important part of the boiler system, the overall shape into the hopper is a trapezoid, we first set up the ladder model blank first, then modify the surface mapping, add the light, and complete the basic rendering later on.

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

SCUTATE–SCUTTLE. SCUTATE, a skii tät [L. scutatus, armed with a long shield– from scutum, a shield]; in bot., shaped like an anc. round buckler; in zool ., having a surface protected by large scales. SCUTATA, n. -ti ta, in entom., shield-bugs; ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

[Avariantof Scuttle(3).] Scuttle,skut′l, n.ashallow basket:a vessel for holding coal.[A.S. scutel—L. scutella,a salver,dim.ofscutra, a dish.] Scuttle, skut′l , n. the ...

Google previewA New Dictionary of the English Language (1855)

by Charles Richardson

SCUTTLE. Sp. Escotilla. Skinner thinks may be from the Dut. Schuyte, a boat, or from schuttel, scuttella, a kind of dish or platter: it is more probably from the A. S. Scyt-an, to shoot. The scuttles in the deck of a ship.–the opening through which ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable, Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell (1895)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Scuttle Sea. Deities Scuttle. To scuttle a ship is to bore a hole in it in order to make it sink. Rather strangely, this word is from the same root as our word shut 0r bolt (Saxon scyttel, a lock, bolt, or bar). It was first applied to a hole in aroof with a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1890)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Scuttle, to (roughs and thieves), to stab, rip a man open. From the ordinary meaning of the word, or gypsy teattle, to kill. Three persons were charged with being accessory to the murder of John Brady in a scuttling a&T2.y.— Scotsman.

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1900)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

To scuttle a ship is to bore a hole in it in order to make it sink. Rather strangely, this word is from the game root as our word shut or bolt (Saxon ityttel, a lock, bolt, or bar). It was first applied to a hole in a roof with a door or lid, then to a hatchway ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

scrutiny see INsCRUTABLE scud see sCUTTLE scuff see sCRUFF scupper [L19th] This was first used as military slang in the ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Scuttle, scurry, and scamper all imply a rapid erratic progress of or as if of a small active animal but each may carry quite distinctive suggestions. Scuttle tends to suggest an irregular, precipitous, and seemingly awkward gait (as of a spider or ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Scuttle

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Scuttle

Click on an item to view that photo:


If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of Boy with a scuttle of BeetrootsSmall photo of Boy with a scuttle of BeetrootsSmall photo of Scuttle butter cotton plug with wood, three to clean the ear to look clean and healthy body.Small photo of Heavy closed scuttle inside of ancient warship. More...

Video language resources about Scuttle

Click on an item to play that video:

See also the pronunciation examples of Scuttle!

Quotes about Scuttle

Couldn't select: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near 'scuttle"" IN BOOLEAN MODE) LIMIT 1,1' at line 1

Scrabble value of S1C3U1T1T1L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SCUTTLE

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?


See also the blanagrams of Scuttle!

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Scuttle to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary