Scuttle butt, or Scuttle cask(Naut.), a butt or cask with a large hole in it, used to contain the fresh water for daily use in a ship. Totten.

(Scut"tle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scuttled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scuttling.]

1. To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of for any purpose.

2. To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship.

(||Scu"tum) n.; pl. Scuta [L.]

1. (Rom. Antiq.) An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; — carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry.

2. (O. Eng. Law) A penthouse or awning. [Obs.] Burrill.

Scutibranchiate to Sea coal

(Scu`ti*bran"chi*ate) a. (Zoöl.) Having the gills protected by a shieldlike shell; of or pertaining to the Scutibranchiata.n. One of the Scutibranchiata.

(Scu*tif"er*ous) a. [L. scutum shield + -ferous.] Carrying a shield or buckler.

(Scu"ti*form) a. [L. scutum shield + -form: cf. F. scutiforme.] Shield-shaped; scutate.

(||Scu"ti*ger) n. [NL., fr. L. scutum shield + gerere to bear.] (Zoöl.) Any species of chilopod myriapods of the genus Scutigera. They sometimes enter buildings and prey upon insects.

(Scu"ti*ped) a. [L. scutum a shield + pes, pedis, a foot: cf. F. scutipède.] (Zoöl.) Having the anterior surface of the tarsus covered with scutella, or transverse scales, in the form of incomplete bands terminating at a groove on each side; — said of certain birds.

(Scut"tle) n. [AS. scutel a dish, platter; cf. Icel. skutill; both fr. L. scutella, dim. of scutra, scuta, a dish or platter; cf. scutum a shield. Cf. Skillet.]

1. A broad, shallow basket.

2. A wide-mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod.

(Scut"tle), v. i. [For scuddle, fr. scud.] To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle.

With the first dawn of day, old Janet was scuttling about the house to wake the baron.
Sir W. Scott.

(Scut"tle), n. A quick pace; a short run. Spectator.

(Scut"tle) n. [OF. escoutille, F. éscoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escotar to cut a thing so as to make it fit, to hollow a garment about the neck, perhaps originally, to cut a bosom- shaped piece out, and of Teutonic origin; cf. D. schoot lap, bosom, G. schoss, Goth. skauts the hem of a garnment. Cf. Sheet an expanse.]

1. A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid. Specifically: (a) (Naut.) A small opening or hatchway in the deck of a ship, large enough to admit a man, and with a lid for covering it, also, a like hole in the side or bottom of a ship. (b) An opening in the roof of a house, with a lid.

2. The lid or door which covers or closes an opening in a roof, wall, or the like.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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