Waister

Noun

  • (nautical) A seaman stationed in the waist of a warship.

    ""The largest division of a ship's company, and the most ignoble, was that of the waisters, the men stationed in the waist, the men " without art or judgment," who hauled aft the fore and main sheets, and kept the decks white." John Masefield, Sea Life in Nelson's Time, 1905 (p. 129)."

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