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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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PLANS: Sizing Europe was scuppered by the weather at Down Royal
The offshore operations of Diamond Fields International in Namibia have been scuppered by the strong South African currency.
A BRITISH adventurer's attempt to row 6000 miles across the Pacific has been scuppered by a broken rudder.
An extra-time sending-off and a disastrous own goal scuppered Boldmere St Michaels' chances of another Birmingham Senior Cup upset as they went down 4-2 at Atherstone United.
Martinez was on the verge of signing Rodwell on loan in January before Manchester City's move for Porto's Fernando collapsed and scuppered the deal.
An agreement was reached for Haye to fight Wladimir in June 2009, but an injury to the Londoner scuppered that meeting and negotiations between the two camps have since been fraught and fruitless.
Plans to convert a derelict shop in Station Road into an education centre could be scuppered over a lack of car park spaces and its busy location.
The Geordies have already scuppered favourite-backers by holding 3-10 pokes Manchester United at Old Trafford on the opening weekend, and Kevin Keegan's resurgent outfit are desperate to maintain their unbeaten start.
Ministers scuppered Newcastle City Council's proposals for a Las Vegas style super casino linked to a conference centre last year.
It's not so much Bertie's tribunal woes that have scuppered his campaign but more that the one man who could have scuppered Blair's has unexpectedly backed him - former political enemy Gordon Brown.
CHILDREN who have already faced disruption after a school fire were disappointed today after a gas leak closed their temporary home and scuppered a Santa visit.
Mr Harborow said executives from MTV visited the city on numerous occasions but a key visit in January was scuppered because of high-speed winds.