from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A waiter who is in charge of the waiters and waitresses in a restaurant and is often responsible for taking reservations and seating guests.
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- n. A waiter who has a supervisory position over the other wait staff. (chief waiter)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
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"Perhaps I'd better call the headwaiter, sir," the golem said stiffly.
Even though he was starting as an assistant waiter, he was excited about his job and the opportunity to advance to a headwaiter.
He even stayed at the restaurant long enough to achieve his goal of advancing to headwaiter himself!
He soon discovered that the headwaiter to whom he reported was a very difficult woman.
Tom/Manicka was a headwaiter and had achieved a complete and utter adaptation of the flat American accent.
Fifty-two years old, with silver threads in his light brown hair, ice blue eyes, and an imperious manner, he was the kind of man who could intimidate a headwaiter or a subordinate with a single chilling glance.
Dan Donohue, who plays the title role in the OSF production of "Hamlet" that I praised in this space last week, doubles as the snobbish headwaiter of "She Loves Me," and he turns out to be as good a comedian as he is a tragedian.
The headwaiter supposedly replied, Because that guy is Crazy Joe Gallo.
Gilles, the headwaiter, lit the hurricane lamp on our table and filled our water glasses.
Sebastian, the headwaiter, with the server in tow, slowed when he recognized Maven.