sea chest


: a sailor's storage chest for personal property

Examples of sea chest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chapter 1: The First Lieutenant Each man in the squadron carried, along with a sea chest, his own burdensome story. David Grann, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2023 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, 16 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sea chest was in 1613

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“Sea chest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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