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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.
"Every single day of his political life he has tried to scupper us," Mr Duncan told the BBC News Channel's Straight Talk programme.
The suspected smugglers scuppered their fishing boat and set fire to its cargo off the coast of Barbados after being spotted by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, RFA Wave Ruler.
Canavan said: "It would be absolutely untenable for the Executive to call on the people of Scotland to celebrate St Andrew's day and then use the party whipping system to scupper my bill
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.
The union says the employers had turned a "shambles into a crisis" after a deal to pay firefighters a 3.5% rise from last November and another 4.2% from last month was scuppered at the last minute.
But there are also fears shipyards along the Tyne will be deliberately scuppered. Union leaders believe the Government would be happy to see the yards close so it can send work abroad and get the job done cheaper.
A decision against Tyson would scupper the planned fight against Lewis on April 6, and the world heavyweight champion is praying that will not happen.
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.
ROUND-the-clock drinking laws will come into effect next week after a last-ditch bid to scupper them failed.
Falkirk came back to scupper David's hopes with a late double but Robbie's 25th strike of the season meant party time in Bergen as his side ended their 22-year wait for Cup glory in style.
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.