landwaiter

[ land-wey-ter ]
/ ˈlændˌweɪ tər /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. landsting,
  2. landström's muscle,
  3. landsturm,
  4. landtag,
  5. landus,
  6. landward,
  7. landwards,
  8. landwash,
  9. landwehr,
  10. landy

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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