- 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
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Historical Examples of sea chest
"Of course we can find the sea-chest, you ninny," scolded Jack.
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.
The sight of this sea-chest caused the girl to shiver with the fear of expectation.
But still the sea-chest seemed to drag her and to call to her: 'Open me!
- a usually large firm chest used by a sailor for storing personal property