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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person appointed by law to take charge of goods, etc., east ashore from a wreck. See under wreck, n.
  • noun A person appointed by owners or salvors to take charge of a wrecked ship or cargo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A person appointed by law to take charge of goods, etc., thrown on shore after a shipwreck.

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