English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

hardtack (ˈhɑːdˌtæk Pronunciation for hardtack



  1. a kind of hard saltless biscuit, formerly eaten esp by sailors as a staple aboard ship Also called: pilot biscuit, ship's biscuit, sea biscuit

Example Sentences Including 'hardtack'

Delicacies like Dutch rusk, German zwieback and British hardtack also form a part of the menu.
India Today (1999)


Log in to comment on this word.