Scuttlebutt



noun
1.
Nautical.

an open cask of drinking water.
a drinking fountain for use by the crew of a vessel.

2.
Informal. rumor or gossip.
noun (nautical)
1.
a drinking fountain
2.
(formerly) a cask of drinking water aboard a ship
3.
(mainly US, slang) rumour or gossip
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