voider

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voider (plural voiders)

  1. One who, or that which, voids, empties, vacates, or annuls.
  2. A tray or basket formerly used to receive or convey that which is voided or cleared away from a given place; especially, one for carrying off the remains of a meal, as fragments of food; sometimes, a basket for containing household articles, as clothes, etc.
    • Decker
      Piers Plowman laid the cloth, and Simplicity brought in the voider.
    • History of Richard Hainam
      The cloth whereon the earl dined was taken away, and the voider, wherein the plate was usually put, was set upon the cupboard's head.
  3. (rare) A servant whose business is to void, or clear away, a table after a meal.
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