Victualler

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A victualler is traditionally a person who supplies for the crew of a ship food, beverages and other provisions on a vessel at sea. [1]

There are a number of other more particular uses of the term, such as:

  • The official supplier of food to the Royal Navy in the 18th and 19th century was the Victualling Board. A victualler was a supply ship at the time.
  • An alternative term for a sutler, a person who sells provisions to an army.
  • A licensed victualler, a formal name for the landlord of a public house or similar licensed establishment.

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