pilot biscuit
noun Date: 1836 hardtack — called also pilot bread

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pilot biscuit — ☆ pilot biscuit or pilot bread n. HARDTACK …   English World dictionary

  • pilot biscuit — Hardtack Hard tack or Hard tack Hard tack (h[aum]rd t[a^]k ), n. 1. A name given by soldiers and sailors to a kind of unleavened hard biscuit or sea bread. Called also {pilot biscuit}, {pilot bread}, {ship biscuit} and {ship bread} [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pilot biscuit — noun very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship s staple • Syn: ↑hardtack, ↑pilot bread, ↑sea biscuit, ↑ship biscuit • Hypernyms: ↑biscuit …   Useful english dictionary

  • pilot biscuit — hardtack. Also called pilot bread. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pilot bread — noun very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship s staple • Syn: ↑hardtack, ↑pilot biscuit, ↑sea biscuit, ↑ship biscuit • Hypernyms: ↑biscuit * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • pilot bread — Hardtack Hard tack or Hard tack Hard tack (h[aum]rd t[a^]k ), n. 1. A name given by soldiers and sailors to a kind of unleavened hard biscuit or sea bread. Called also {pilot biscuit}, {pilot bread}, {ship biscuit} and {ship bread} [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biscuit — Synonyms and related words: Brussels biscuit, Melba toast, adobe, bisque, bone, bowl, brick, brownie, cement, ceramic ware, ceramics, china, cookie, cracker, crock, crockery, date bar, dust, enamelware, firebrick, fruit bar, ginger snap,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pilot bread — noun see pilot biscuit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pilot cracker — noun see pilot biscuit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pilot — Pi lot, n. [F. pilote, prob. from D. peillood plummet, sounding lead; peilen, pegelen, to sound, measure (fr. D. & G. peil, pegel, a sort of measure, water mark) + lood lead, akin to E. lead. The pilot, then, is the lead man, i. e., he who throws …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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