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A butt with a scuttle, a keg of drinking water with a hole cut in it, on board ship, around which sailors would gossip
Gossip, rumour, idle chatter

Since their orders had come through, the “scuttlebutt” among the excited and curious crew had been of little besides the fabled “White City” .

{i} barrel of drinking water on a ship (Nautical); rumor, gossip (Slang)
a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
A keg of water on board ship, around which sailors would gossip
stories about other people's personal lives, especially stories that are unkind or untrue = gossip (scuttlebutt (19-20 centuries), from scuttled (18-19 centuries) (from SCUTTLE) + butt (15-21 centuries) (from botte, from buttis); because sailors gathered around the container to talk)