pilot biscuit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pilot biscuit very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
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Usage

In literature:

Not a fish, not a hunk of venison, not a pilot biscuit was on their sled.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
There Bunny, his father and Bunker Blue had some hot clam chowder, with big crackers called "pilot biscuit," to eat with it.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony" by Laura Lee Hope
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