Voider
Voider Void"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, voids, ?mpties, vacates, or annuls. [1913 Webster]

2. A tray, or basket, formerly used to receive or convey that which is voided or cleared away from a given place; especially, one for carrying off the remains of a meal, as fragments of food; sometimes, a basket for containing household articles, as clothes, etc. [1913 Webster]

Piers Plowman laid the cloth, and Simplicity brought in the voider. --Decker. [1913 Webster]

The cloth whereon the earl dined was taken away, and the voider, wherein the plate was usually put, was set upon the cupboard's head. --Hist. of Richard Hainam. [1913 Webster]

3. A servant whose business is to void, or clear away, a table after a meal. [R.] --Decker. [1913 Webster]

4. (Her.) One of the ordinaries, much like the flanch, but less rounded and therefore smaller. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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