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.

Nearby words

  1. small print,
  2. small pudendal lips,
  3. small saphenous vein,
  4. small screen,
  5. small slam,
  6. small stuff,
  7. small talk,
  8. small time,
  9. small town,
  10. small white

Origin of small stores

First recorded in 1830–40

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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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