Scupper



noun
1.
Nautical. a drain at the edge of a deck exposed to the weather, for allowing accumulated water to drain away into the sea or into the bilges.
Compare freeing port.
2.
a drain, closed by one or two flaps, for allowing water from the sprinkler system of a factory or the like to run off a floor of the building to the exterior.
3.
any opening in the side of a building, as in a parapet, for draining off rain water.
verb (used with object), British.
1.
Military. to overwhelm; surprise and destroy, disable, or massacre.
2.
Informal. to prevent from happening or succeeding; ruin; wreck.
noun
1.
(nautical) a drain or spout allowing water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
2.
an opening in the side of a building for draining off water
3.
a drain in a factory floor for running off the water from a sprinkler system
verb (transitive) (Brit)
1.
(slang) to overwhelm, ruin, or disable
2.
to sink (one’s ship) deliberately
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