What does "Scuttle" mean?

Today it means: Deliberatly destroy, move quickly, small metal container.

There are many uses of the word scuttle but in nautical terms it means the act of deliberately sinking a ship. Scuttle is an Anglo-Saxon word meaning "hole".

The German fleet were scuttled at the end of WW1 at Scapa Flow. The steel from these ships is un-affected by the explosion of nuclear weapons in the years since so it is used to make sensitive equipment like MRI scanners today.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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