Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the small callosities on the inner side of a horse's leg: more commonly known as chestnut.
  • noun A suffix in place-names, appearing in several other forms, as -cester, -chester. See chester.
  • noun One who casts.
  • noun One who computes; a calculator; especially, a calculator of nativities.
  • noun One who assigns the parts of a play to the actors. One who makes castings; a founder.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A cloak.
  • noun A horse sold out of a regiment as useless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From cast (obsolete) "to turn"

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