Jerquer
Jerquer Jer"quer, n. [Cf. F. chercher to search, E. search.] A customhouse officer who searches ships for unentered goods. [Eng.] [Written also {jerguer.}] [1913 Webster]

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  • jerquer — /ˈdʒɜkə/ (say jerkuh) noun (formerly) an internal check officer in the Department of Customs and Excise concerned mainly with accounting for and checking manifested goods. {origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • jerquer — jerquˈer or jerkˈer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑jerque …   Useful english dictionary

  • jerguer — Jerquer Jer quer, n. [Cf. F. chercher to search, E. search.] A customhouse officer who searches ships for unentered goods. [Eng.] [Written also {jerguer.}] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jerguer — Jer guer, n. See {Jerquer}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jerque —   v.t. examine papers of (a ship) for smuggling attempts, etc.    ♦ jerquer, n. customs officer who jerques ships …   Dictionary of difficult words

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