slop chest

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

slop entry 1

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slop chest was in 1840

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“Slop chest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slop%20chest. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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