slop chest

slop chest

noun
1.
a supply of clothing, boots, tobacco, and other personal goods for sale to the crew of a ship during a voyage.
2.
(formerly) a chest containing this supply.

Origin:
1830–40

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slop chest
 
n
Compare small stores a stock of merchandise, such as clothing, tobacco, etc, maintained aboard merchant ships for sale to the crew

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