Definition of Slop chest

1. Noun. Commissary maintained aboard merchant ships to sell merchandise to the crew.

Generic synonyms: Commissary



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slop Chest

sloosh
slooshed
slooshes
slooshing
sloot
sloots
slop-seller
slop basin
slop bowl
slop bucket
slop chest (current term)
slop jar
slop pail
slopdosh
slope
slope culture
slope field
slope fields
slope off
sloped
slopelike
slopeness
sloper
slopers
slopes

Literary usage of Slop chest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Laws of the United States Relating to Navigation and the Merchant Marine by United States (1895)
"11. or fishing business shall also be provided with a slop.chest, ... Any of the contents of the slop chest shall be sold, from time to time, ..."

2. Laws of the United States Relating to Navigation and the Merchant Marine by United States (1899)
"Any of the contents of the slop chest shall be sold, from time to time, to any or every seaman applying therefor, for his own use, at a profit not exceeding ..."

3. Incidents of a Whaling Voyage: To which are Added Observations on the by Francis Allyn Olmsted (1841)
"These are denominated " slop chest" clothes. Were perfectly fair dealing observed in all cases towards the men in the management of the " slop chest," one ..."

4. The Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1783-1860 by Samuel Eliot Morison (1921)
"This slop-chest was the skipper's store, from which the men replenished their tattered garments and empty tobacco pouches at a high advance on cost.1 It ..."

5. The Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1783-1860 by Samuel Eliot Morison (1921)
"This slop-chest was the skipper's store, from which the men replenished their tattered garments and empty tobacco pouches at a high advance on cost.1 It ..."

6. The Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1783-1860 by Samuel Eliot Morison (1921)
"Here are some extracts from the 'slop-chest invoice' of the Benjamin Tucker: Cost Sell at Monkey jackets $6.50 $10.00 Trousers 2.40 4.00 Guernsey frocks 87 ..."

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