tindal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the native name: compare similar word in Malayalam.

Noun[edit]

tindal (plural tindals)

  1. (India, dated) A petty officer among lascars; a boatswain's mate; a cockswain.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Malcom to this entry?)
  2. (India, dated) An attendant on an army.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Simmonds to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.