n. (usu. scuppers)
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.
v. [tr.] chiefly Brit.
sink (a ship or its crew) deliberately.
prevent from working or succeeding; thwart:
plans for a casino were scuppered by a public inquiry.
, doper, eloper, Europa, groper, hoper, L-dopa, moper, no-hoper, opah, toper
, cooper, Cowper, duper, grouper, Hooper, looper, pea-souper, pupa, scooper, snooper, stupa, stupor, super, trooper, trouper, whooper
•pooper-scooper • party-pooper
•paratrooper • mea culpa • chutzpah
, cuppa, scupper, supper, upper
, kalpa, pulper
, dumper, gazumper, jumper, lumper, stumper, thumper
•showjumper • diaper • galloper
, sherpa, usurper
opening in a ship's side on a level with the deck. XV. perh. — AN. aphetic deriv. of OF. escopir
) :- Rom. *skuppīre
spit, of imit. orig.
(mil. sl.) surprise and massacre: (pass.) be done for. XIX. of unkn. orig.