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small stores

noun, Navy.
1.
personal articles of regulation issue sold to sailors by a supply officer and charged to their pay, as extra clothing.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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British Dictionary definitions for small stores

small stores

plural noun
1.
(navy) personal items, such as clothing, sold aboard ship or at a naval base Compare slop chest
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