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coast +‎ -er



coaster (plural coasters)

  1. Agent noun of coast: one who coasts.
  2. Something that coasts, such as a sled or toboggan.
  3. (nautical) A merchant vessel that stays in coastal waters.
  4. (nautical) A sailor who travels only in coastal waters.
    • 1881, Symon's monthly meteorological magazine (page 59)
      If you question a seaman on the subject, whether mere coaster or circumnavigator, he will tell you that in a snow-storm, because of its constant eddyings and gyrations, frequent trimming of sails is more necessary than in any other gale []
  5. A person who originates from or inhabits a coastal area.
  6. A small piece of material used to protect the surface of a table, upon which one places cups or mugs.
  7. A small tray on wheels, used to pass something around a table.
  8. (computing, slang) A worthless compact disc or DVD, such as one that was burned incorrectly.
  9. (informal) A rollercoaster.
  10. (Lake Superior) A coaster trout (brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis)

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (small piece of material for protecting the surface of a table, upon which one places the cup): saucer


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