slop chest


slop chest

noun

Definition of SLOP CHEST

:  a store of clothing and personal requisites (as tobacco) carried on merchant ships for issue to the crew usually as a charge against their wages

Origin of SLOP CHEST

1slop
First Known Use: 1840

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