slop chest

noun

Definition of slop chest

: 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

First Known Use of slop chest

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Slop chest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slop%20chest. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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