Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that casts: a caster of nets.
  • n. A small wheel on a swivel, attached under a piece of furniture or other heavy object to make it easier to move.
  • n. A small bottle, pot, or shaker for holding a condiment.
  • n. A stand for a set of condiment containers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone or something that casts
  • n. A wheeled assembly attached to a larger object at its base to facilitate rolling. A caster usually consists of
  • n. A shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling condiments such as sugar, salt, pepper, etc.
  • n. A stand to hold a set of shakers or cruets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who casts; ; a caster of cannon; a caster of accounts.
  • n. A vial, cruet, or other small vessel, used to contain condiments at the table.
  • n. A stand to hold a set of cruets.
  • n. A small wheel on a swivel, on which furniture is supported and moved.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who casts.
  • n. One who computes; a calculator; especially, a calculator of nativities.
  • n. One who assigns the parts of a play to the actors. One who makes castings; a founder.
  • n. A vessel used to contain things in a powdered, liquid, or vaporous form, and to cast them out when needed; specifically, a bottle, vial, cruet, or other small vessel used to contain condiments for the table; also, a stand containing a set of such vessels. See casting-bottle, peppercaster, etc.
  • n. A small wheel on a swivel, attached to the leg of a piece of furniture, in order to facilitate moving about without lifting. In this sense also improperly spelled castor.
  • n. A cloak.
  • n. A horse sold out of a regiment as useless.
  • n. A suffix in place-names, appearing in several other forms, as -cester, -chester. See chester.
  • n.
  • n. One of the small callosities on the inner side of a horse's leg: more commonly known as chestnut.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
  • n. a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable
  • n. a worker who casts molten metal into finished products

Etymologies

From cast (obsolete) "to turn" (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • When the caster is ready, the timekeeper calls a random target, one through five.

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  • The caster is the frame, and they're used in every industry for just about everything.

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  • Heaven help you if your GM played his spellcasters competently while your caster was an idiot; the entire party could be TPKed for that.

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  • They chose a silver-plated pickle caster, which is exactly what girls of seven will choose, and, do you know, it came exactly to $2.88?

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  • The person who held the box was called the caster, and he called a main, that is, he mentioned aloud any number on the dice from five to nine; and throwing the dice on the table, counted the number on the two dice as his chance, the number which he called being the chance of his setter.

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  • But we are back to where in 2012 we are launching a couple of fairly long cycle investments, the one that I mentioned in my comments, the caster is an example that's still in the capital forecast at this point.

  • Along the center of each wheel†™ s axle a third wheel, know as the caster, sits slightly lower than the front and back outside wheels.

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  • For a long time the only kind of caster wheels you saw were pretty status quo, but the open office movement seemed to fuel some innovation here.

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