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sea biscuit

noun
  1. ship biscuit; hardtack.
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Origin of sea biscuit

First recorded in 1670–80
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Historical Examples of sea biscuit

  • At the commencement of our tour we had taken a small supply of sea-biscuit.

    Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XVI

    Various

  • Yes, they are all departed, and there is nothing left us but salt-horse and sea-biscuit.

    Typee

    Herman Melville

  • The sea-biscuit and dried fish were wholesome, and they ate with a relish.

  • Sukey stood at his side holding his long rifle in one hand and his broiled meat and sea-biscuit in the other.

    Sustained honor

    John R. Musick,

  • The men were put on an allowance of one sea-biscuit, weighing about one pound and a quarter, and a pint of water a day.


British Dictionary definitions for sea biscuit

sea biscuit

noun
  1. another term for hardtack
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