small stores

plural noun Navy.

personal articles of regulation issue sold to sailors by a supply officer and charged to their pay, as extra clothing.

Origin of small stores

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for small stores

small stores

pl n

navy personal items, such as clothing, sold aboard ship or at a naval baseCompare slop chest
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