Definition of Waister:

part of speech: noun

An inexperienced or broken- down seaman, such as used to be placed in the waist of a man- of- war to do duty not requiring much exertion or a knowledge of seamanship: a green hand.

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The direct contrary or opposite; the back of a coin or medal; opposite to obverse; a change for the worse; misfortune; as business reverses; defeat; as, the enemy met with a reverse. ...