Tidewaiter
Tidewaiter Tide"wait`er, n. A customhouse officer who watches the landing of goods from merchant vessels, in order to secure payment of duties. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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  • tidewaiter — [tīdwāt΄ər] n. Historical a customs official who boarded incoming ships to prevent customs evasion * * * tide·wait·er (tīdʹwā tər) n. A customs officer who boards incoming ships at a harbor. * * * …   Universalium

  • tidewaiter — [tīdwāt΄ər] n. Historical a customs official who boarded incoming ships to prevent customs evasion …   English World dictionary

  • tidewaiter — n. tax clerk on a boat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tidewaiter — noun historical a customs officer who boarded ships on their arrival to enforce customs regulations …   English new terms dictionary

  • tidewaiter — /ˈtaɪdweɪtə/ (say tuydwaytuh) noun History a customs officer who waited for the arrival of ships which normally came in on the tide and boarded them to enforce customs regulations …   Australian English dictionary

  • tidewaiter — n. hist. a customs officer who boarded ships on their arrival to enforce the customs regulations …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tidewaiter's Court, Minories —    See Lancaster Place …   Dictionary of London

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ovingham — For the place in Australia, see Ovingham, South Australia. Coordinates: 54°57′58″N 1°51′54″W / 54.966°N 1.865°W / 54.966; 1.865 …   Wikipedia

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