From 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.
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            The waiters stand in ranks; the yeomen cry,
            "Make room," as if a duke were passing by. --Swift.
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   2. A vessel or tray on which something is carried, as dishes,
      etc.; a salver.
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   Coast waiter. See under Coast, n.
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