1. An earthen jar charged with powder, grenades, and other materials of an offensive and suffocating smell, -- sometimes used in boarding an enemy's vessel.
2. A vessel in which disinfectants are burned.
3. Zool. The musk turtle, or musk tortoise. See under Musk.
n 1: a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible;
"only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw
the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British
call a contemptible person a `git'" [syn: rotter, dirty
dog, rat, skunk, stinker, bum, puke, crumb,
lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git]
2: small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odor [syn: musk