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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]
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., Cutlet.] 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. 24. [1913 Webster] 3. The seashore, or land near it. [1913 Webster] He sees in English ships the Holland coast. --Dryden. [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. Sidney. 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]