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scupper

Nautical a drain or spout allowing water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard

scupper

[′skəp·ər]
(naval architecture)
A drain on or below the deck of a ship that guides water over or through the side.

scupper

scupper, 2
1. An opening in a wall or parapet that allows water to drain from a roof.
2. A device placed in such an opening to prevent clogging of the drain.

scupper

scupper
A recess around the filler neck of an aircraft fuel tank meant to collect any spilled fuel during servicing. This fuel is drained to the ground through a drain line rather than flowed into the aircraft structure.
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The one thud stopped the jet and left me stuck against the scupper, hanging over the water.
Lord Hattersley accused the Government of deliberately trying to scupper attempts to turn grammar schools into comprehensives.
Airline bmi British Midland said today that "current discussions on closer co-operation with competitors" would not scupper a new deal it has made with Teesside International Airport.
Remove and dispose existing parapet sheet metal coping cap, membrane flashing and scupper drains.
The uprising threatened to scupper the entire empire, so the country turned to the once mighty general Vespasian (Peter Firth) and his son Titus (Adam James) to put an end to it.
A ROYAL Navy support ship forced Caribbean drug runners to scupper their own boat after a night-time chase, preventing cocaine with an estimated street value of up to pounds 500m heading towards Britain, the Ministry of Defence has said.
MILLWALL boss Dennis Wise fears the club's involvement in the UEFA Cup could scupper their hopes of a promotion push.
This is a mighty blow for the region which will put 1,200 workers on the dole and scupper the hopes of thousands more who hoped to be employed on the carrier contracts.
PAUL TOSH grabbed a last minute leveller to scupper Cowdenbeath's chances of a much needed win.
ROUND-the-clock drinking laws will come into effect next week after a last-ditch bid to scupper them failed.
If it wasn't enough that we have too many agencies with their fingers in the redevelopment of the city centre, now we have someone who was good enough to come all the way up from London, threatening to outdo them at their game and scupper plans for the King's Dock.
But Commons Leader Peter Hain has said the Tory-backed move would scupper the flagship legislation, be anti-democratic and a "breach of constitutional convention".