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hard·tack

 (härd′tăk′)
n.
A hard biscuit or bread made with only flour and water. Also called sea biscuit, sea bread, ship biscuit.

hardtack

(ˈhɑːdˌtæk)
n
(Cookery) a kind of hard saltless biscuit, formerly eaten esp by sailors as a staple aboard ship. Also called: pilot biscuit, ship's biscuit or sea biscuit

hard•tack

(ˈhɑrdˌtæk)

n.
a hard, saltless biscuit.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hardtack - very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
biscuit - small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda
2.hardtack - a mountain mahogany
mahogany tree, mahogany - any of various tropical timber trees of the family Meliaceae especially the genus Swietinia valued for their hard yellowish- to reddish-brown wood that is readily worked and takes a high polish
Translations

hardtack

[ˈhɑːdtæk] N (Naut) → galleta f
References in classic literature ?
Half the wagons laden with hardtack that had traveled the first stages with them had been captured by Cossacks, the other half had gone on ahead.
It was lined with hardtack; the mattress was stuffed with hardtack; every nook and cranny was filled with hardtack.
Tenders are invited for Providing 3 Nos of Sedimentary and Hardtack borewell and submersible Pumbset PVC Pipe Line and cable Laying at Palar Head Works
The aircraft certainly did not fly SIGINT flights as some articles indicate--this was only capable in the RB-57D-2 aircraft--nor did they fly air sampling missions as the RB-57D's deployed for HARDTACK sampling at Eniwetok Atoll had to be modified by Martin Aircraft Company for the mission.
Adult butterflies spend most of their lives in the forest canopy, but may be found puddling/mineralizing on moist hardtack and nectaring on flowers of Erigeron spp.
Amid the cosmic miasma of afterlife angels and merciful dinosaurs, Malick's cinema remains capable of hardtack poetry; in The Tree of Life's acute portrait of the relationship between Brad Pitt's aesthete-bully paterfamilias and his three sons, the haunting scene of boys cavorting in a toxic fog of DDT reminds us that Malick was once considered the bard of prelapsarian America.
The Walterville Grange is hosting the breakfast of blueberries, eggs, bangers, oatmeal, hardtack, coffee and juice.
Sailors in 1812 ate food like dried peas, salt pork, and hardtack, which is a simple inexpensive cracker or biscuit made from flour, water, and salt.
Tasty Treat Pirates love to eat food so why not also make a typical hardtack biscuit.
Built to bake hardtack or ship biscuits to feed sailors on long voyages to Asia, from about 1595 to 1603 the Grote Backhuys (Great Bakehouse), as it was known, served an overseas trading venture, the Compagnie van Verre, which merged with several other companies to form the Dutch East India Company.
Barbara Harris is scheduled to appear on BBC Hardtack April 8, 2010, Outlook April 9, 2010, and has several documentary filmmakers in the UK wanting her story.