[ tahyd-wey-ter ]
/ ˈtaɪdˌweɪ tər /
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a customs officer who checks goods upon a vessel's landing, to secure the payment of duties.
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British Dictionary definitions for tidewaiter
/ (ˈtaɪdˌweɪtə) /
(formerly) a customs officer who boarded and inspected incoming ships
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