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Definition of "tindal" [tindal]

  • A petty officer among lascars; a boatswain's mate; a cockswain. (noun)
  • An attendant on an army. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tindal" in a sentence
  • "The prizes are choice berths on the beach as near as possible to the kottu, and the coolies who must carry the sacks of oysters see to it that the "tindal" and his sailors make no retarding error."
  • "There was then open to the prison warder a rise in grade to that of peon, with a distinctive badge, and eventually to the highest grade of a tindal or duffadar, if duly qualified."
  • "The tindal of the Government boat and the convict boatmen were highly commended by the judge for their conduct, and were otherwise rewarded by the authorities."