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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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Catlin went on to complete a double on 14-1 shot Kid'z'play in the 12-furlong handicap, the Jim Goldie-trained gelding scuppering favourite, Oldenway, who was bidding to complete a clean sweep for market-leaders on the card.
He said a previous attack by Birmingham City Council deputy leader Andy Howell had also been aimed at scuppering Coventry's bid to house the new Wembley.
The company hopes the move will prevent American investment giants Polygon and Brandes from scuppering a rescue plan which has just won EU backing.
With regard to Danny's so-called inflated demands in danger of scuppering a permanent move to Middlesbrough, this is absolute rubbish and a long way from the truth," he said.