- [Nautical/Náutica] imbornal (masculine)Example sentences
- Nylon panels on the sides of the Geckos eject water like scuppers on a tramp steamer - hop out of the river, take five steps, and the bilges are dry.
- Fleets of great armed ships, loaded to the scuppers with silver and other treasures from the Viceroyalties of Peru and New Spain, were assembled and outfitted at Havana.
- Franklin had noticed that the wake of one ship he saw was particularly smooth, and was told that the cooks had probably just discharged greasy water through the scuppers.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- (British English/inglés británico) [ship] hundir; [plan/talks] echar por tierra now we're scuppered [colloquial/familiar] estamos acabados [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences
- Against extraordinary odds Davie and Alan fight their way out of their ship's cabin - and in a moment of desperation Alan recklessly scuppers the ship when he ignites a barrel of gunpowder in the hold.
- Being a surgeon or concert pianist is an advantage here - the disc is naturally misshaped for use in the round CD-Rom drive, so half an inch either way scuppers the exercise.
- If you're asking whether this scuppers the deal, the answer is absolutely not.
- And a growing environmentalist movement in the country has already scuppered a leading mining project.