hardtack definition

  • noun:
    • A hard biscuit or loaves of bread created using just flour and water. Also referred to as sea biscuit, sea breads, ship biscuit.
    • a big, difficult biscuit made of unleavened flour and liquid; previously used as a long-term staple meals aboard vessels.
    • A name provided by troops and sailors to some sort of unleavened tough biscuit or ocean bread. Called additionally pilot biscuit, pilot breads, ship biscuit and ship loaves of bread
    • any one of several mahogany woods, esp. the Cercocarpus betuloides.
    • huge, coarse, difficult biscuit baked without salt and kiln-dried, a lot employed by sailors and soldiers: ship-biscuit.
    • just like hardhead, 6.
    • a mountain mahogany
    • very hard unsalted biscuit or loaves of bread; an old ship's staple

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