a fitting in a hull below the water line, for admitting or discharging water.
a chest for the personal belongings of a sailor.
Origin of sea chest
First recorded in 1660–70
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for sea chest
Historical Examples of sea chest
There was no telling how deep down the weight of the sea-chest might have caused it to settle.
"The rogues have fished up the sea-chest, by the din they make," said he.
"Of course we can find the sea-chest, you ninny," scolded Jack.
The sight of this sea-chest caused the girl to shiver with the fear of expectation.
Within, there was the deep tray which belongs to every sea-chest.
British Dictionary definitions for sea chest
a usually large firm chest used by a sailor for storing personal property
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