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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. [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]