What does "Scuppered" mean?

Today it means: Failed.

The scuppers are the edges of the decks where surplus water drains overboard. If a sailor get knocked off his feet by a big wave this it's likely that this is where he would end up and has therefore been scuppered

See also: Thats scuppered your chances   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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