landwaiter

[ land-wey-ter ]
/ ˈlændˌweɪ tər /

noun

a British customs officer who enforces import-export regulations, collects import duties, etc.

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Origin of landwaiter

First recorded in 1705–15; land + waiter
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British Dictionary definitions for landwaiter

landwaiter
/ (ˈlændˌweɪtə) /

noun

an officer of the Custom House
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