hardtack

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noun hard·tack \ˈhärd-ˌtak\

Definition of hardtack

plural

hardtack

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hardtacks

  1. 1 :  a saltless hard biscuit, bread, or cracker

  2. 2 :  any of several mountain mahoganies (especially Cercocarpus betuloides)

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1830

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