Definitions

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

  • n. One that roasts.
  • n. A special pan or apparatus for roasting.
  • n. Something, especially a young chicken, that is fit for roasting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who roasts food.
  • n. A kitchen utensil used for roasting.
  • n. A chicken, pig, etc. suitable for roasting.
  • n. One who roasts or banters, especially as a comedy routine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who roasts meat.
  • n. A contrivance for roasting.
  • n. A pig, or other article of food fit for roasting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which roasts: as, a meat-roaster.
  • n. Specifically, the finishing-furnace in the Leblanc process of making ball-soda.
  • n. A pig or other animal or article fit for roasting.
  • n. A muffle or furnace used for roastingore, usually of the reverberatory type; specifically, the furnace in which blister-copper is produced.

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

  • n. a special cooking pan for roasting
  • n. a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment)
  • n. a cook who roasts food
  • n. flesh of a large young chicken over 3 1/2 lb suitable for roasting

Etymologies

roast +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It’s nice if the roaster is pretty enough to serve in, although it’s not crucial since you’ll need take the bird out to carve it anyway.

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  • The roaster should be a closed sphere or cylinder.

    All About Coffee

  • Directly in front of his roaster was a home-made cooling pan, the sides of which were of wood, the bottom covered with a fine grade of wire screening.

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  • In 1903, George C. Lester, of New York, was granted a United States patent on an electric coffee roaster, that is, a machine to roast by electric heat.

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  • Every family should be provided with a coffee roaster, which is an iron cylinder to stand before the fire, and is either turned by a handle, or wound up like a jack to go of itself.

    Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches

  • The salmon was sent me with a basket of vegetables from Plymouth, I suspect from Captain Markham; the roaster was a present from Captain Hood, who, being under sail, could not dine with me.

    Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I

  • These include records regarding in-house tests for salmonella and the operation of the peanut roaster, which is used to kill contamination.

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  • "roaster" which means it is meant to roast a chicken, I only used it for meatloaf.

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  • AIGA, the professional association for design Square One Design aimed for coffee that "the average Joe" could like Perking Up Coffee Sales Project: Packaging for Midwest roaster Paramount.

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  • She had a roaster and every week each if us (I have a brother) took turns to be responsible for putting water in the fridge, washing the dishes, wshing the car etc.

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  • "WTF are you going on about ya roaster?" - internet message board (related to Scotland), 16 Dec 2007.

    December 17, 2007