sea stores

plural noun
  1. provisions and supplies to be used on a sea voyage.

Origin of sea stores

First recorded in 1650–60
  • Also called sea stocks .

Words Nearby sea stores Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sea stores in a sentence

  • We had not exhausted our bountiful provision of sea-stores when we were set ashore in England.

  • At other times we range through our sea stores, eating anything we like, cooked anyhow we like.

    Rambles Beyond Railways; | Wilkie Collins
  • Daily we sorted our sea-stores, added new supplies, and ate what clearly could be kept no longer.

    The Story of an Untold Love | Paul Leicester Ford
  • The sea stores up warmth when it absorbs the rays of the sun; it gives off warmth again when the cold season comes.

  • Some of the meat we ate fresh, but the larger quantity was salted down for sea stores.

    Peter Trawl | W. H. G. Kingston