tapster


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tap·ster

 (tăp′stər)
n.
One who draws and serves liquor for customers; a bartender.

tapster

(ˈtæpstə)
n
1. (Commerce) rare a barman
2. (Forestry) (in W Africa) a man who taps palm trees to collect and sell palm wine
[Old English tæppestre, feminine of tæppere, from tappian to tap2]
ˈtapstress fem n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tapster - a tavern keeper who taps kegs or caskstapster - a tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks
publican, tavern keeper - the keeper of a public house
Translations

tapster

n (old)Schankkellner(in) m(f), → Zapfer(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
With this permission Sancho settled himself as comfortably as he could on his beast, and taking out of the alforjas what he had stowed away in them, he jogged along behind his master munching deliberately, and from time to time taking a pull at the bota with a relish that the thirstiest tapster in Malaga might have envied; and while he went on in this way, gulping down draught after draught, he never gave a thought to any of the promises his master had made him, nor did he rate it as hardship but rather as recreation going in quest of adventures, however dangerous they might be.
This latter personage took upon himself the office of tapster when the punch was ready, and after dispensing it all round, led the conversation to the antiquities of York, with which both he and the grey-haired gentleman appeared to be well acquainted.
The six-year-old has scored four times at the quirky Sussex venue and cosily landed the Tapster on this day a year ago.
Mount Logan (Andrea Atzeni, yellow silks) sees off Sweeping Up (right) in the Tapster Stakes at Goodwood.
Boasting a record of two successes from two visits to Goodwood, MOUNT LOGAN should get off to a winning start for Roger Varian by beating five rivals for the Listed Tapster Stakes (2.
The Palm-Wine Drinkard and his Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Deads' Town.
Does the Tapster accompany Sly to learn from an adept who 'know[s] now how to tame a shrew' (16), or to protect the gullible tinker from the humiliation (or worse) that may result from failing in the attempt?
182) Less common today than the others, Malster (female malt maker), (183) Tapster (female ale seller), (184) and Folster (from fullestre, the feminine form of fuller, one who treated raw cloth) (185) are feminine forms which have also survived.
In one instance Eyre orders die Boy to "bid the tapster of the Boar's Head fill me a dozen cans of beer for my journeymen" (7.
Movie lovers can relish their own personal, traditional-looking cinema - complete with drinks bar - at Tapster House in Lapworth Street, in the village of Lapworth.
The days of Boston acting as benevolent tapster, deciding exactly how much alcohol may flow in this town or that city, may soon be over.
The Father of gods' resolution defying all odds to fetch his palm-wine tapster in Tutuola's The Palm-wine Drinkard (TUTUOLA, 1963) is a case found in the second mimetic mode, where the hero, as a superman aided by charms or charmed instruments, commences a long journey to the Deads' town.