ship's stores

plural noun

materials, supplies, and equipment for the navigation, maintenance, and operation of a ship.

Nearby words

  1. ship's boy,
  2. ship's company,
  3. ship's inertial navigation system,
  4. ship's papers,
  5. ship's store,
  6. ship-broker,
  7. ship-rigged,
  8. ship-to-shore,
  9. shipboard,
  10. shipborne

Origin of ship's stores

First recorded in 1790–1800

ship's store


a retail store aboard a navy ship that sells toiletries, cigarettes, etc., to the ship's personnel. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019