Scuttle butt

(Naut.) a butt or cask with a large hole in it, used to contain the fresh water for daily use in a ship.
- Totten.

See also: Scuttle

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I watch a short, inspiring movie in the Scuttle Butt Theater that tells of the pride and courage of being a marine, and I dip into the gift shop.