Tidesmen
Tidesman Tides"man, n.; pl. {Tidesmen}. A customhouse officer who goes on board of a merchant ship to secure payment of the duties; a tidewaiter. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tidesmen — In English law, are certain officers of the custom house, appointed to watch or attend upon ships until the customs are paid; and they are so called because they go aboard the ships at their arrival in the mouth of the Thames, and come up with… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Tidesman — Tides man, n.; pl. {Tidesmen}. A customhouse officer who goes on board of a merchant ship to secure payment of the duties; a tidewaiter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tidesman — ˈtīdzmən noun (plural tidesmen) : tidewaiter …   Useful english dictionary

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