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ship chandler

a person who deals in cordage, canvas, and other supplies for ships.
Origin of ship chandler
Related forms
ship chandlery, noun Unabridged
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  • "Arrest that man and see that he is well guarded," said the president, indicating the ship-chandler.

    Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
  • We repaired to the ship-chandler's, saw the latest papers and heard all the news.

  • There are two good boat-builders, a good sail-maker, and a ship-chandler.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • It had been some weeks since he had visited the ship-chandler.

    Felix O'Day F. Hopkinson Smith
  • The ship-chandler was in earnest; every intonation proved it.

    Felix O'Day F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Personally, I believed him to be simply a runner for a ship-chandler of whom perhaps you have heard—Captain Macedoine.'

  • A blind-cord creaked, a window went up over a ship-chandler's shop next door, and a man thrust out his head.

    The Adventures of Harry Revel Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The captain and I stayed on board, and the ship-chandler got a West India boy to cook for us.

    Man Overboard! F(rancis) Marion Crawford
  • The family was then very poor, the elder Franklin having no ambition beyond that of making a bare competence as a ship-chandler.

  • Serious fire broke out on the premises of Mr. H. Teasdel, ship-chandler, Southtown.

British Dictionary definitions for ship-chandler

ship chandler

a person or business dealing in supplies for ships
Derived Forms
ship chandlery, noun
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