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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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There is a scheme for scuppering them to claim money, but checks that boats really are at the bottom of the sea are lax.
Hammers blamed the French for scuppering the deal last week, but Cannes have hit back, saying: "We had a deal set up for pounds 400,000 then West Ham said they wanted to pay only pounds 200,000.
Savimbi, who led the rebel group's fight for power in Angola for more than 30 years and was blamed by the United Nations for scuppering peace efforts, was killed on Friday during a gun battle, the armed forces claim.
The stalemate looked like scuppering the deal - until Brolin offered to pay the difference out of his own pocket.