sea chest
noun Date: circa 1645 a sailor's storage chest for personal property

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  • sea chest — sea′ chest n. naut. navig. a chest for a sailor s personal belongings • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea chest — noun a sailor s storage chest for personal property • Hypernyms: ↑chest * * * noun 1. : a sailor s storage chest for personal property 2. : a casting connected to the side of a ship below the water line and to a valve for obtaining seawater (as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea chest — chest containing a sailor s belongings; cargo hold in a ship …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sea chest — Naut. 1. a fitting in a hull below the water line, for admitting or discharging water. 2. a chest for the personal belongings of a sailor. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea chest — noun a sailor s storage chest …   English new terms dictionary

  • sea chest — An opening for supplying seawater to condensers, pumps, etc. located in the hull below the waterline and having means for the attachment of the associated piping …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • sea — n. 1 the expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth s surface and surrounds its land masses. 2 any part of this as opposed to land or fresh water. 3 a particular (usu. named) tract of salt water partly or wholly enclosed by land (the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chest — See sea chest …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Sea otter — Taxobox name = Sea Otter status = EN trend = down status system = iucn2.3 image caption = A sea otter wraps itself in kelp in Morro Bay, California. image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Vertebrata classis = Mammalia …   Wikipedia

  • Chest of Saint Simeon — The Silver Chest of Saint Simeon A replica of the chest as seen in the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Under protection of UNESCO Description Author: Date: Place …   Wikipedia

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