Definition of Coaster

1. Noun. A resident of a coastal area.

Generic synonyms: Occupant, Occupier, Resident

2. Noun. Someone who coasts.
Generic synonyms: Mover
Derivative terms: Coast

3. Noun. A covering (plate or mat) that protects the surface of a table (i.e., from the condensation on a cold glass or bottle).

Definition of Coaster

1. n. A vessel employed in sailing along a coast, or engaged in the coasting trade.

Definition of Coaster

1. Noun. (non-gloss definition Agent noun of coast:) one who coasts. ¹

2. Noun. Something that coasts, such as a sled or toboggan. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) A merchant vessel that stays in coastal waters. ¹

4. Noun. A person who originates from or inhabits a coastal area. ¹

5. Noun. A small piece of material used to protect the surface of a table, upon which one places cups or mugs. ¹

6. Noun. A small tray on wheels, used to pass something around a table. ¹

7. Noun. (computing slang) A worthless compact disc or DVD, such as one that was burned incorrectly. ¹

8. Noun. (informal) A rollercoaster. ¹

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Definition of Coaster

1. a sled [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coaster

coast polypody
coast rat
coast redwood
coast rhododendron
coast white cedar
coastal diving bird
coastal motor boat
coastal motor boats
coastal plain
coastal rein orchid
coastal squeeze
coaster (current term)
coaster brake
coaster wagon

Literary usage of Coaster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Power of Taxation, State and Federal, in the United States by Frederick Newton Judson (1903)
"Situs uot affected by temporary enrollment as coaster elsewhere. 188. Steamboats on rivers and great lakes. 189. Home port not conclusive as to situs ..."

2. The Home of Washington and Its Associations: Historical, Biographical, and by Benson John Lossing (1865)
"... WINE-COOLERS AND coaster. is a roller under thc centre of each basket, by which the coaster is more easily sent around the table. ..."

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