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  1. scup·per
    IPA[ˈskəpər]
  2. noun

    • 1. a hole in a ship's side to carry water overboard from the deck.

    • 2. an outlet in the side of a building for draining water.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: scupper, plural noun: scuppers

    • verb

      sink (a ship or its crew) deliberately.

      prevent from working or succeeding; thwart:

    • noun

      a hole in a ship's side to carry water overboard from the deck.

      an outlet in the side of a building for draining water.

    • verb

      sink (a ship or its crew) deliberately:

      prevent from working or succeeding; thwart:

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