American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that coasts, as:
- n. One who acts in an aimless manner.
- n. A sled or toboggan.
- n. One who rides a sled or toboggan.
- n. Nautical A vessel engaged in coastal trade: "dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smokestack” ( John Masefield).
- n. A roller coaster.
- n. A small mat or plate placed under a vessel to protect a tabletop or other surface beneath.
- n. A small tray, often on wheels, for passing something, such as a wine decanter, around a table.
- n. A resident of a coastal region.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which coasts. Specifically— A person engaged in sailing along a coast, or in trading from port to port in the same country.
- n. A vessel used in this service; a coasting-vessel.
- n. One engaged in the sport of coasting or sledding.
- n. A teamster who draws supplies to lumberers' shanties.
- n. A low round tray, usually of silver, and formerly on wheels, in which a decanter “coasts” or makes the circuit of a dining-table, for the greater convenience of the company.
- n. An inhabitant of or a dweller near the sea-coast.
- n. A loafer. See coast, v. i., 9.
- n. A name applied to cattle bred on or near the coast.
- n. Agent noun of coast: one who coasts.
- n. Something that coasts, such as a sled or toboggan.
- n. nautical A merchant vessel that stays in coastal waters.
- n. A person who originates from or inhabits a coastal area.
- n. A small piece of material used to protect the surface of a table, upon which one places cups or mugs.
- n. A small tray on wheels, used to pass something around a table.
- n. computing, slang A worthless compact disc or DVD, such as one that was burned incorrectly.
- n. informal A rollercoaster.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A vessel employed in sailing along a coast, or engaged in the coasting trade.
- n. One who sails near the shore.
- n. a resident of a coastal area
- n. someone who coasts
- n. a covering (plate or mat) that protects the surface of a table (i.e., from the condensation on a cold glass or bottle)
- to coast + -er (Wiktionary)
“On the other coaster is a 3/4 empty can of Diet Mt. Dew.”
“Many freighters have what they call a coaster hitched to the last wagon.”
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“That old chestnut comparing publication to a roller coaster is absolutely true.”
“So it's been an intense cycle so far and a lot of ups and downs, and I don't think the roller coaster is ready to level out any time soon.”
“The roller-coaster is pretty much the cheapest fast ride this mommy gets and the shorter-than-5-feet-tall rides never cease to enchant my sons.”
“Now Nolan needs to keep the rest of face under wraps, but I suspect there will be a poster with it in full glory. mICHAEL jOHNSON on May 4, 2008 good catch joel …. .and the dark knight coaster is gonna be trash … if your near the one in jackson, NJ it is just a rehash of skull mountain … lol”
“The beer coaster is a great souvenir for Ryan and me, we have a small collection of them from vacations and fun date nights.”
“Thieves in Bischofsheim, Germany, stole a 20-tonne roller coaster from a car park, where it was in a truck that was taking it to a nearby amusement park.”
“This one of a kind roller coaster is located at Toverland, Netherlands.”
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