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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
THIS may be interpreted as sour grapes after Hoch scuppered a 16-1 payout for Sports Betting followers, but the grumpy American must be chastised for calling a halt to the play-off on Sunday night, complaining of bad light.
The 10 clubs resigned last summer after the Old Firm scuppered a TV deal.
He was in line for a return to the starting line-up for today's game with Stockport but the signing of Phil Whitehead has scuppered that.
Tyson was refused a licence to fight by the Nevada State Athletics Commission which scuppered a planned clash in Las Vegas in April.
The heavy burden continued for five years which, coupled with the economic downturn, scuppered plans for training and expansion.
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.
Arrowcroft's Mr Hai is wrong - there is a rush to get work started on a scheme that has taken years to come to fruition, and Liverpool's ability to hold major conferences and events during the Capital of Culture year should not be scuppered by an organisation that fails to have Liverpool's greater interests at heart.
Beckett was eager to snap up the former Portadown man from Linfield on a loan deal but his plans have been scuppered by the Windsor Park club.
But there are also fears shipyards along the Tyne will be deliberately scuppered.
But admirers of Henman need not worry that the British number one has scuppered his Wimbledon hopes.
So far he has put himself forward for several public bodies but feels his political opponents have scuppered his chances.