Wafter vs Hafter - What's the difference?

wafter | hafter |


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between wafter and hafter

is that wafter is (obsolete) an agent of the crown with responsibility for protecting specific maritime activities, such as shipping or fishing while hafter is (obsolete) a caviler; a wrangler.

As nouns the difference between wafter and hafter

is that wafter is (obsolete) armed convoy or escort ship or wafter can be one who, or that which, wafts while hafter is (obsolete) a caviler; a wrangler.

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wafter

English

Etymology 1

Alteration of (etyl) waughter'', from (etyl) or (etyl) ''wachter'' (a guard), from ''wachten (to guard)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) Armed convoy or escort ship
  • (obsolete) An agent of the Crown with responsibility for protecting specific maritime activities, such as shipping or fishing.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who, or that which, wafts.
  • Thou wafter of the soul to bliss or bane — Beaumont and Fletcher.

    hafter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A caviler; a wrangler.
  • (Baret)
    (Webster 1913)