slop chest


noun

a supply of clothing, boots, tobacco, and other personal goods for sale to the crew of a ship during a voyage.
(formerly) a chest containing this supply.

Origin of slop chest

First recorded in 1830–40
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slop chest


noun

a stock of merchandise, such as clothing, tobacco, etc, maintained aboard merchant ships for sale to the crewCompare small stores
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