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A hard biscuit or bread made with only flour and water. Also called sea biscuit, sea bread, ship biscuit.


(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



a hard, saltless biscuit.
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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


[ˈhɑːdtæk] N (Naut) → galleta f
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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.
Jaw Brew, an independent family run craftbeer brewery based in the Hillington areas of the city, in March launched Hardtack, the first Scottish beer in Scotland to be made from bread.
For this reason, AEC laboratories are endeavoring to carry out during Hardtack all tests which appear to them of importance in development of weapons for which requirements have been stated.
Two heavily waxed paperboard boxes contained, well, call it ship's bread, pilot bread, military biscuit--as in "shilling and a biscuit," meaning "in the service of 'Er Majesty the Queen," but in the end it's hardtack, and these were positively petrified specimens.
Every day, he ate a sandwich of a big piece of hardtack bread with a half-inch of caviar and scallions chopped on top.
These supplies consisted of commodities such as ammunition, weapons, medical supplies, coffee, and hardtack that were not available through foraging operations.
Soldiers purchased canned goods from government-licensed sutlers, but government rations consisted primarily of salt pork, hardtack, and, on occasion, desiccated vegetables; not canned goods.
They are ready-toeat, non-thirst provoking, and generally described as hard, dry bars, similar to a thick piece of 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
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.
The other factor is that, due to their diets of meat (pork and beef), the cracker-like bread called hardtack, and very few fresh vegetables, soldiers on both sides had little or no night vision thanks to a lack of vitamins.