sea biscuit

sea biscuit
noun Date: circa 1690 hardtack 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sea biscuit — n. HARDTACK: also sea bread …   English World dictionary

  • sea biscuit — sea′ bis cuit n. ship biscuit; hardtack • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea biscuit — /ˈsi bɪskət/ (say see biskuht) noun 1. Also, sea bread. ship s biscuit; hardtack. 2. Also, biscuit. an inflatable board or ring designed to be towed behind a boat, on which one or more riders can sit or lie, or to which they cling, as they travel …   Australian English dictionary

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

  • sea biscuit — ship biscuit; hardtack. [1670 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea biscuit — n. hardtack, hard biscuit (formerly eaten by sailors) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sea-biscuit — n. Ship biscuit …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • biscuit boat — /ˈbɪskət boʊt/ (say biskuht boht) noun a boat which pulls a sea biscuit along behind it. Also, sea biscuit boat …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

  • biscuit — /ˈbɪskət / (say biskuht) noun 1. a. a stiff, sweet mixture of flour, liquid, shortening and other ingredients, shaped into small pieces before baking or sliced after baking. b. a savoury, unleavened similar mixture, rolled, sliced and baked crisp …   Australian English dictionary

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