noun drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
verb wait in hiding to attack
lie in wait; lurk; bushwhack; ambush; waylay; ambuscade.
verb put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
endanger; expose; peril; queer.
, to spit, perhaps for escospir
, L. ex + conspuere
to spit upon; pref. con-
to spit. Cf. Spit
- (Naut.) An opening cut through the waterway and bulwarks of a ship, so that water falling on deck may flow overboard; -- called also scupper hole.
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