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Meaning & Definition of Scuttle in English

English

Scuttle

/skətəl/

noun

1. Container for coal

  • Shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire
    synonym:
  • scuttle
  • ,
  • coal scuttle

2. An entrance equipped with a hatch

  • Especially a passageway between decks of a ship
    synonym:
  • hatchway
  • ,
  • opening
  • ,
  • scuttle

verb

1. To move about or proceed hurriedly

  • "So terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"
    synonym:
  • scurry
  • ,
  • scamper
  • ,
  • skitter
  • ,
  • scuttle