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Webster 1913 Edition


Wafter

Waft′er

,
Noun.
1.
One who, or that which, wafts.
O Charon,
Thou
wafter
of the soul to bliss or bane.
Beau. & FL.
2.
A boat for passage.
Ainsworth.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wafter

WAFTER

,
Noun.
1.
He or that which wafts; a passage boat.
2.
The conductor of vessels at sea; an old word.

Definition 2021


wafter

wafter

English

Noun

wafter (plural wafters)

  1. (obsolete) Armed convoy or escort ship
  2. (obsolete) An agent of the Crown with responsibility for protecting specific maritime activities, such as shipping or fishing.

Etymology 2

waft + -er

Noun

wafter (plural wafters)

  1. One who, or that which, wafts.
    Thou wafter of the soul to bliss or bane Beaumont and Fletcher.