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Scupper  n.  (Naut.) An opening cut through the waterway and bulwarks of a ship, so that water falling on deck may flow overboard; called also scupper hole.
Scupper hose (Naut.), a pipe of leather, canvas, etc., attached to the mouth of the scuppers, on the outside of a vessel, to prevent the water from entering.
Scupper nail (Naut.), a nail with a very broad head, for securing the edge of the hose to the scupper.
Scupper plug (Naut.), a plug to stop a scupper.

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"Scupper" Quotes from Famous Books

... in time. I was turning away after tying the last gasket on the foresail, when the deck up-ended and tipped me headforemost into the starboard scupper. At the same time a smother of salt water blew over the port rail, now far above me, to drench me as thoroughly as though I had fallen overboard. I brushed out my eyes to find the ship smack on her beam ends, and the wind howling by ...
— The Mystery • Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams

... contact all around with the wood. A loose flange should next be slipped over the projecting end of the lead pipe, to which it should be soldered, and the flanges should both be nailed to the timber with scupper nails, white lead having been previously spread underneath. This method of procedure, it is clear, prevents the possibility of leakage down through the timbers; and all, therefore, that has to be guarded against after ...
— A Catechism of the Steam Engine • John Bourne

Words linked to "Scupper" :   ambush, wait, ambuscade, bear on, lurk, waste pipe, peril, lie in wait, queer, touch on, endanger

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