Purser's name
Purser Purs"er, n. [See {Purse}, and cf. {Bursar}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) A commissioned officer in the navy who had charge of the provisions, clothing, and public moneys on shipboard; -- now called {paymaster}. [1913 Webster]

2. A clerk on steam passenger vessels whose duty it is to keep the accounts of the vessels, such as the receipt of freight, tickets, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. Colloquially, any paymaster or cashier. [1913 Webster]

{Purser's name} (Naut.), a false name. [Slang] [1913 Webster]


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