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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • n. 舷窗, 舱口盖.
  • [英] n. 舷窗, 舱口盖 ( hatchway of a ship)
  • [例] scuttle across the street / scuttle out of one's responsibilities.

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I. noun

  • Etymology: Middle English scutel, from Latin scutella drinking bowl, tray, diminutive of scutra platter
  • Date: 15th century
  • 1. a shallow open basket for carrying something (as grain or garden produce)
  • 2. a metal pail that usually has a bail and a sloped lip and is used especially for carrying coal

II. noun

  • Etymology: Middle English skottell lid of a scuttle
  • Date: 15th century
  • 1. a small opening in a wall or roof furnished with a lid: as
    • a. a small opening or hatchway in the deck of a ship large enough to admit a person and with a lid for covering it
    • b. a small hole in the side or bottom of a ship fitted with a covering or glazed
  • 2. a covering that closes a scuttle

III. transitive verb (scuttled; scuttling)

  • Date: 1642
  • 1. to cut a hole through the bottom, deck, or side of (a ship); specifically to sink or attempt to sink by making holes through the bottom
  • 2. destroy, wreck; also scrap 2

IV. noun

  • Etymology: perhaps blend of scud and shuttle
  • Date: 1623
  • 1. a quick shuffling pace
  • 2. a short swift run

V. intransitive verb (scuttled; scuttling)

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