from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who is employed only during certain states of the tide.
- noun A tidewaiter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A customhouse officer who goes on board of a merchant ship to secure payment of the duties; a tidewaiter.
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- noun A
customhouse officerwho goes on board a merchant shipto secure paymentof the duties; a tidewaiter.
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Madeira, belonging to Mr. John Hancock, an eminent merchant of Boston, the tidesman, Thomas Kirk, went on board, and was followed by Captain
The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2. From 1620-1816 Egerton Ryerson 1842