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scupper (SKUP-uhr) noun
1. An opening in the side of a ship at deck level to allow water to run off.
2. An opening for draining off water, as from a floor or the roof of a building.
[Middle English scoper akin to possibly akin to scope, scoop.]
"Roof life and effectiveness are prolonged by clean drains, water-tight
flashing, scuppers to relieve overworked drains following downpours and
controlled numbers of perforations."
This week's theme: Nautical words
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