Voider

Void"er

(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, voids, mpties, vacates, or annuls.
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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.
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Piers Plowman laid the cloth, and Simplicity brought in the voider.
Decker.
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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.
Hist. of Richard Hainam.
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3. A servant whose business is to void, or clear away, a table after a meal. [R.] Decker.
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4. (Her.) One of the ordinaries, much like the flanch, but less rounded and therefore smaller.
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