plural noun Navy.
personal articles of regulation issue sold to sailors by a supply officer and charged to their pay, as extra clothing.
Words nearby small stores
Origin of small stores
First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for small stores
navy personal items, such as clothing, sold aboard ship or at a naval baseCompare slop chest
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