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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.
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
Rod Eddington, British Airways chief executive, called an emergency meeting yesterday with chief finance office John Rishton and joint ventures director Roger Maynard, to prepare a response which would be designed to scupper any planned merger between Virgin and BMI.
But former Merthyr Tydfil manager John Lewis made a dream start to his new reign at the Bluebirds to scupper Cwmbran's ascent up the table.
Mr Dobson was said to have been Downing Street's latest choice to try to scupper left-winger Mr Ken Livingstone's chances of being the party's candidate.
A last minute hitch could yet scupper the deal, with Southampton's relations with Spurs still frosty after Glenn Hoddle's defection to White Hart Lane last season.
Former Labour Party deputy leader Lord Hattersley accused the Government of trying to scupper the plan by making ballots so complicated people would give up.
The dire figures could scupper hopes of the UK emerging from the double-dip recession between April and June.
Friends of the Earth Cymru warned that European proposals on contamination by genetically-modified crops would scupper the Welsh Assembly's plans to maintain a GM-free environment.
Now landowner John Pollok-Morris is hoping the discovery won't scupper his plans to build two houses on the site.
This was a deliberate attempt to scupper the Fur Bill.
But at least he now has the good sense to sell No 13, even if his reluctant joint tenants - estranged wife Toxic Tracy and old flame Beth - decide to unite and scupper his plans.