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
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.
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.