sea chest


Definition of sea chest

: a sailor's storage chest for personal property

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The crack formed on a spot where two pieces were welded together and was hidden behind a sea chest that houses a fire pump, which is part of an onboard sprinkler system. Washington Post, "Sunken fireboat had a waterline crack, D.C. fire department says," 16 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of sea chest

1613, in the meaning defined above

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