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Old 11-28-2015, 11:41 AM   #10
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SCUTTLE, (écoutille, Fr.) a small hatchway cut for some particular purpose through a ship's deck, or through the coverings of her hatchways, and furnished with a lid which firmly incloses it whenever necessary. See DECK and HATCHWAY.
William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine, S, page 1147

...but not a very popular term (grrrrr).
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