a crackerlike biscuit prepared from flour and water.
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Origin of water biscuit
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for water biscuit
And I will just toast you a water-biscuit, and put a morsel of salt butter on it, scarcely so large as a little French bean.Cripps, the Carrier|R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
The floor was covered by worn-out oilcloth, the walls were dingy, the ceilings blistered like a water-biscuit.The Call of the Town|John Alexander Hammerton
British Dictionary definitions for water biscuit
a thin crisp plain biscuit, usually served with butter or cheese
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