wafter

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alteration of Middle English waughter, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wachter (a guard), from wachten (to guard)

NounEdit

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 2Edit

waft +‎ -er

NounEdit

wafter (plural wafters)

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