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ship chandler

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noun
  1. a person who deals in cordage, canvas, and other supplies for ships.

Origin of ship chandler

First recorded in 1635–45
Related formsship chandlery, noun
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Examples from the Web for ship chandler

Historical Examples

  • There are two good boat-builders, a good sail-maker, and a ship-chandler.

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  • We repaired to the ship-chandler's, saw the latest papers and heard all the news.

  • Started without a penny, as clerk in a ship-chandler's store.'

  • The ship-chandler was in earnest; every intonation proved it.

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  • It had been some weeks since he had visited the ship-chandler.

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British Dictionary definitions for ship chandler

ship chandler

noun
  1. a person or business dealing in supplies for ships
Derived Formsship chandlery, noun
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