ship's chandler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ship's chandler a dealer in sails and ropes and other supplies for sailing ships
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Usage

In literature:

He set up as a ship's chandler with stores which I have every reason to believe he stole from me.
"Heartbreak House" by George Bernard Shaw
Big ships' chandler's business he did once.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
I heard 'em and the old man at it in the ship-chandler's yesterday.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
Started without a penny, as clerk in a ship-chandler's store.
"The Continental Monthly, Volume V. Issue I" by Various
A blind-cord creaked, a window went up over a ship-chandler's shop next door, and a man thrust out his head.
"The Adventures of Harry Revel" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
She told her tale just across the street from the ship chandler's, where the Tall Stove Club held its meetings.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
On the other hand Chandler, properly a candle-maker, is now used in the compounds corn-chandler and ship's chandler.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
The first that was known of Hiram's whereabouts, he was established as the junior clerk in a first-class ship chandler's store in South street.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
The ship's chandler must have thought we were arriving in force.
"The Bonadventure" by Edmund Blunden
He was bred to his father's business as a cooper, and afterwards apprenticed to a ship-chandler.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
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