Waister

Naval This word, comes from the fact that only the best hands in a sailing ship were employed aloft in the rigging: the others were employed in the waist of the ship. Thus the name 'waister' came to be implied reproach on a man's efficiency or experience.
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Waister

Waist'er noun (Nautical) A seaman, usually a green hand or a broken-down man, stationed in the waist of a vessel of war. R. H. Dana, Jr.
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Waister

• (n.) A seaman, usually a green hand or a broken-down man, stationed in the waist of a vessel of war.
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