"hard tack" Definition

  1. ship biscuits. This is a term used by sailors to distinguish their ordinary sea-bread from that obtained on shore, which is called soft TACK, or soft tommy. HARD TACK is also a phrase used by the London lower classes to signify coarse or insufficient food.

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Position in the dictionary: 1604 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: hard-up, hardy, harebrained, harry, harry-soph, harum-scarum, hash, hatchet, hawbuck, hawse holes
Previous words in the dictionary: hard mouthed un, hard lines, haramzadeh, happy-go-lucky, hansel, hannah, hangman’s wages, hanging, hang up, hang out

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