The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

2 definitions found
 for Coast waiter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Waiter \Wait"er\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, waits; an attendant; a servant in
        attendance, esp. at table.
        [1913 Webster]
              The waiters stand in ranks; the yeomen cry,
              "Make room," as if a duke were passing by. --Swift.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A vessel or tray on which something is carried, as dishes,
        etc.; a salver.
        [1913 Webster]
     Coast waiter. See under Coast, n.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coast \Coast\ (k[=o]st), n. [OF. coste, F. c[^o]te, rib, hill,
     shore, coast, L. costa rib, side. Cf. Accost, v. t.,
     1. The side of a thing. [Obs.] --Sir I. Newton.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The exterior line, limit, or border of a country; frontier
        border. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              From the river, the river Euphrates, even to the
              uttermost sea, shall your coast be.   --Deut. xi.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. The seashore, or land near it.
        [1913 Webster]
              He sees in English ships the Holland coast.
        [1913 Webster]
              We the Arabian coast do know
              At distance, when the species blow.   --Waller.
        [1913 Webster]
     The coast is clear, the danger is over; no enemy in sight.
        --Dryden. Fig.: There are no obstacles. "Seeing that the
        coast was clear, Zelmane dismissed Musidorus." --Sir P.
     Coast guard.
        (a) A body of men originally employed along the coast to
            prevent smuggling; now, under the control of the
            admiralty, drilled as a naval reserve. [Eng.]
        (b) The force employed in life-saving stations along the
            seacoast. [U. S.]
     Coast rat (Zool.), a South African mammal ({Bathyergus
        suillus), about the size of a rabbit, remarkable for its
        extensive burrows; -- called also sand mole.
     Coast waiter, a customhouse officer who superintends the
        landing or shipping of goods for the coast trade. [Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229