sea chest


noun Nautical.

a fitting in a hull below the water line, for admitting or discharging water.
a chest for the personal belongings of a sailor.

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Origin of sea chest

First recorded in 1660–70
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British Dictionary definitions for sea chest

sea chest

noun

a usually large firm chest used by a sailor for storing personal property
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