tidewaiter

noun

1
a
: an officer in various preventive customs services who boards ships and watches the landing of goods
b
: any customs inspector working at dockside or aboard ships
2
: an English dock laborer who tows or warps ships in or out at full tide

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“Tidewaiter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tidewaiter. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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