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scuttle

1
the part of a motor-car body lying immediately behind the bonnet

scuttle

2
Nautical a small hatch or its cover
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Scuttle

A small opening in a ceiling or roof; usually installed on top of a built-up frame.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

scuttle

[′skəd·əl]
(building construction)
An opening in the ceiling to provide access to the attic or roof.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

scuttle

A hatchway or opening through a roof-deck or ceiling for access purposes, with a lid for covering it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Sheldon, a California-based Religious Right activist who claims to be opposed to the spread of legalized gambling, helped scuttle an anti-gambling measure five years ago after receiving a check from a gambling company, The Washington Post has reported.
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Ed Rendell signed legislation giving Verizon the power to scuttle the project.
Merry Christmas to Justice Anne Burke, interim chair of the bishops' National Review Board on sex abuse, who called into question "business as usual" by bishops trying to scuttle their work.
Considerably worse news has since surfaced, including fresh investigations by the Justice Department and the Fed, which may well scuttle the deal.
official denied speculation that North Korea is trying to scuttle the planned fourth round of the six-party talks.