Sidesman vs Tidesman - What's the difference?

sidesman | tidesman |


As nouns the difference between sidesman and tidesman

is that sidesman is an assistant to a churchwarden, one of whose duties is to collect offerings during a service while tidesman is a customhouse officer who goes on board a merchant ship to secure payment of the duties; a tidewaiter.

sidesman

English

Noun

(sidesmen)
  • An assistant to a churchwarden, one of whose duties is to collect offerings during a service.
  • Synonyms

    * questman (obsolete)

    tidesman

    English

    Noun

    (tidesmen)
  • A customhouse officer who goes on board a merchant ship to secure payment of the duties; a tidewaiter.
  • (Webster 1913)