from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hard biscuit or bread made with only flour and water. Also called sea biscuit, sea bread, ship biscuit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large, hard biscuit made from unleavened flour and water; formerly used as a long-term staple food aboard ships.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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
- n. Any of several mahogany trees, esp. the Cercocarpus betuloides.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Large, coarse, hard biscuit baked without salt and kiln-dried, much used by sailors and soldiers: ship-biscuit.
- n. Same as hardhead, 6.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mountain mahogany
- n. very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
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