- a person who deals in cordage, canvas, and other supplies for ships.
Origin of ship chandler
First recorded in 1635–45
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Examples from the Web for ship chandler
There are two good boat-builders, a good sail-maker, and a ship-chandler.Yachting Vol. 1
We repaired to the ship-chandler's, saw the latest papers and heard all the news.The Cruise of the 'Alerte'
E. F. Knight
Started without a penny, as clerk in a ship-chandler's store.'
The ship-chandler was in earnest; every intonation proved it.
It had been some weeks since he had visited the ship-chandler.
- a person or business dealing in supplies for ships