Definition of naval stores in English:

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naval stores

plural noun

Articles or materials used in shipping.
Example sentences
  • Spain needed pine for tar, turpentine, and wood - essential naval stores for its shipbuilding industry in Cuba.
  • The loading of cargo was important to the shipowner because the amount of freight the vessel earned was determined by the tonnage of naval stores on board.
  • The rate of freight paid for ships transporting naval stores was, obviously, of great importance to both sides.

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