ship biscuit


ship biscuit
noun
very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
Hypernyms: ↑biscuit

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noun also ship bread

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hardtack.
Also, ship bread.
[1790-1800]

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ship biscuit noun
A hard biscuit formerly used as a staple food for sailors aboard ship, hardtack
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Main Entry:ship

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ship biscuit,
= hardtack. (Cf.hardtack)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Ship biscuit — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ship biscuit — n. HARDTACK …   English World dictionary

  • ship biscuit — Hardtack Hard tack or Hard tack Hard tack (h[aum]rd t[a^]k ), n. 1. A name given by soldiers and sailors to a kind of unleavened hard biscuit or sea bread. Called also {pilot biscuit}, {pilot bread}, {ship biscuit} and {ship bread} [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ship biscuit — noun Date: 1797 hardtack called also ship bread …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ship biscuit — hardtack. Also, ship bread. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • ship biscuit — noun hardtack …   Wiktionary

  • ship-biscuit — n. Pilot bread, hard bread …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Ship — Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster] Like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ship boy — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ship bread — Ship Ship, n. [OE. ship, schip, AS. scip; akin to OFries. skip, OS. scip, D. schip, G. schiff, OHG. scif, Dan. skib, Sw. skeep, Icel. & Goth. skip; of unknown origin. Cf. {Equip}, {Skiff}, {Skipper}.] 1. Any large seagoing vessel. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English