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Definition 1: container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for scuttle in the sense of this definition

(scuttle is a kind of ...) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

Definition 2: an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for scuttle in the sense of this definition

(scuttle is a kind of ...) something that provides access (to get in or get out)

"they waited at the entrance to the garden" "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"

(... is a kind of scuttle ) hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency

(scuttle is a part of ...) a movable barrier covering a hatchway

Definition 3: to move about or proceed hurriedly - [verb of motion]

Samples where scuttle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground

Synonyms for scuttle in the sense of this definition

(scuttle is a kind of ...) move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time

"Don't run--you'll be out of breath" "The children ran to the store"

(... is a kind of scuttle ) scurry sideways like a crab

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