naval stores

plural noun

Definition of naval stores

: products (such as turpentine, pitch, and rosin) obtained from resinous conifers and especially pines

First Known Use of naval stores

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for naval stores

from their former use in the construction and maintenance of wooden sailing vessels

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The first known use of naval stores was in 1896

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“Naval stores.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/naval%20stores. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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