Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. leavened bread, as distinguished from hard-tack, or ship bread.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Soft wheaten bread, as distinguished from hardtack, or hard sea-bread or -biscuit.

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Examples

  • The gun-room steward then came back with a basket of _soft-tack_, _i. e._ loaves of bread, and told me that the marine officer requested I would allow two of the men to go up with him to Glencross's shop, to bring down some of the stores.

    Peter Simple; and, The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2

  • The gun-boat steward then came back with a basket of _soft-tack_, i.e., loaves of bread, and told me that the marine officer requested I would allow two of the men to go up with him to Glencross 'shop, to bring down some of the stores.

    Peter Simple

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