- ship biscuit; hardtack.
Origin of sea biscuit
First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for sea biscuit
At the commencement of our tour we had taken a small supply of sea-biscuit.
Yes, they are all departed, and there is nothing left us but salt-horse and sea-biscuit.Typee
The sea-biscuit and dried fish were wholesome, and they ate with a relish.The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;
John R. Musick
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.South American Fights and Fighters
Cyrus Townsend Brady
- another term for hardtack