Landing waiter
Landing Land"ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or used for, setting, bringing, or going, on shore. [1913 Webster]

{Landing charges}, charges or fees paid on goods unloaded from a vessel.

{Landing net}, a small, bag-shaped net, used in fishing to take the fish from the water after being hooked.

{Landing stage}, a floating platform attached at one end to a wharf in such a manner as to rise and fall with the tide, and thus facilitate passage between the wharf and a vessel lying beside the stage.

{Landing waiter}, a customhouse officer who oversees the landing of goods, etc., from vessels; a landwaiter. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • landing-waiter — /lan ding way teuhr/, n. landwaiter. * * * …   Universalium

  • landing waiter — noun : landwaiter …   Useful english dictionary

  • landing-waiter — /lan ding way teuhr/, n. landwaiter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Landing — Land ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or used for, setting, bringing, or going, on shore. [1913 Webster] {Landing charges}, charges or fees paid on goods unloaded from a vessel. {Landing net}, a small, bag shaped net, used in fishing to take the fish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Landing charges — Landing Land ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or used for, setting, bringing, or going, on shore. [1913 Webster] {Landing charges}, charges or fees paid on goods unloaded from a vessel. {Landing net}, a small, bag shaped net, used in fishing to take… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Landing net — Landing Land ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or used for, setting, bringing, or going, on shore. [1913 Webster] {Landing charges}, charges or fees paid on goods unloaded from a vessel. {Landing net}, a small, bag shaped net, used in fishing to take… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Landing stage — Landing Land ing, a. Of, pertaining to, or used for, setting, bringing, or going, on shore. [1913 Webster] {Landing charges}, charges or fees paid on goods unloaded from a vessel. {Landing net}, a small, bag shaped net, used in fishing to take… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coast waiter — Coast Coast (k[=o]st), n. [OF. coste, F. c[^o]te, rib, hill, shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. {Accost}, v. t., {Cutlet}.] 1. The side of a thing. [Obs.] Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. The exterior line, limit, or border of a country;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • land-waiter — landˈ waiter noun A customs officer who is present at the landing of goods from ships • • • Main Entry: ↑land …   Useful english dictionary

  • land waiter — In English law, an officer of the customhouse, whose duty is, upon landing any merchandise, to examine, taste, weigh, or measure it, and to take an account thereof …   Black's law dictionary

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