naval stores
noun plural Etymology: from their former use in the construction and maintenance of wooden sailing vessels Date: 1677 products (as turpentine, pitch, and rosin) obtained from resinous conifers and especially pines

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  • Naval stores — is a broad term which originally applied to the resin based components used in building and maintaining wooden sailing ships, a category which includes cordage, mask, turpentine, rosin, pitch (resin) and tar. In modern usage, the term applies to… …   Wikipedia

  • naval stores — 1. supplies for warships. 2. various products of the pine tree, as resin, pitch, or turpentine, used in building and maintaining wooden ships. [1670 80] * * * ▪ resinous products       products such as tar, pitch, turpentine, pine oil, rosin, and …   Universalium

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  • naval stores — noun plural 1. : permanent or consumable supplies for warships excluding armament stores 2. : products (as tar, pitch, turpentine, pine oil, rosin, terpenes) obtained from the oleoresin of pine and other coniferous trees …   Useful english dictionary

  • naval stores — Any articles or commodities used by a naval ship or station, such as equipment; consumable supplies; clothing; petroleum, oils, and lubricants; medical supplies; and ammunition …   Military dictionary

  • naval stores — plural noun materials used in shipping …   English new terms dictionary

  • Naval stores industry — 1912 postcard The naval stores industry collects, processes, and markets forest products created from the oleoresin of particular types of pine tree (genus Pinus), the slash pine and the longleaf pine. The industry is associated with the… …   Wikipedia

  • stores — n. supplies 1) naval stores 2) a cache of stores * * * [ supplies ] naval stores a cache of stores …   Combinatory dictionary

  • naval — adj. 1 of, in, for, etc. the navy or a navy. 2 of or concerning ships (a naval battle). Phrases and idioms: naval academy a college for training naval officers. naval architect a designer of ships. naval architecture the designing of ships. naval …   Useful english dictionary

  • Naval dock — Dock Dock, n. [Akin to D. dok; of uncertain origin; cf. LL. doga ditch, L. doga ditch, L. doga sort of vessel, Gr. ? receptacle, fr. ? to receive.] 1. An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a harbor or river, used for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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