Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of hasten; one who hastens.
  • n. A stand or reflector used for confining the heat of the fire to meat while roasting before it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who hastens.
  • n. That which hastens; especially, a stand or reflector used for confining the heat of the fire to meat while roasting before it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which hastens or urges forward.
  • n. Same as haster.

Etymologies

hasten +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The United Kingdom was preparing to urge once more that a decision be reached at once when the South Africans forestalled this latest hastener by announcing their decision to us and to the United

    ANC Today

  • Self-preservation is impossible; self-assertion is a challenge to the assertiveness of other selves, as well as a hastener of dissolution.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 09 Friedrich Hebbel and Otto Ludwig

  • The meat hastener and the Dutch oven conserved and radiated the heat, the joint turning slowly by the clockwork mechanism of the improved brass bottle jack.

    Chats on Household Curios

  • In the near future we hope it will mean to all workers even more than a discipline, a storehouse of culture, a provider of joy and of pleasure, of care in sickness, of support in adversity, and best of all, a preparation for and a hastener on of that coöperative commonwealth for which more and more of us ever watch and pray.

    The Trade Union Woman

  • Oswald, in so professional a manner that he was instantly reinstated in public confidence; but when twenty minutes had passed, he looked perturbed, and thought he would use a little more of the hastener.

    About Peggy Saville

  • "A third altar -- to Mercury the hastener!" exclaimed Sergius.

    The Lion's Brood

  • As man recedes from one hastener of destruction, he inevitably approaches another:

    The Bushman — Life in a New Country

  • The United Kingdom was preparing to urge once more that a decision be reached at once when the South Africans forestalled this latest hastener by announcing their decision to us and to the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand (that they were withdrawing their candidature). "

    ANC Today

  • "I have come back sooner than I intended," returned Pedro, "for war is a wonderful hastener, as well as dictator, of events; but I have to thank war for having given me a new friend.

    The Rover of the Andes A Tale of Adventure on South America

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