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GRE Word List

SCUTTLE

sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull

The meaning of the word scuttle is sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull.

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