Pooped

What does "Pooped" mean?

Today it means: Exhausted, worn out, done for

Comes from the effect of having a large wave crash over the Poop Deck when running before the wind, that is, with the wind behind you. Such a situation can cause serious damage to a ship and even sink her in extreme cases.

   

By SailingQuiz September 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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