noun cast·er \ˈkas-tər\

: a small wheel attached to the bottom of something (such as a piece of furniture) to make it easier to move

Full Definition of CASTER

:  one that casts; especially :  a machine that casts type
or cas·tor \-tər\
a :  a usually silver table vessel with a perforated top for sprinkling a seasoning (as sugar or spice)
b :  a usually revolving metal stand bearing condiment containers (as cruets, mustard pot, and often shakers) for table use :  a cruet stand
:  any of a set of wheels or rotating balls mounted in a swivel frame and used for the support and movement of furniture, trucks, and portable equipment
:  the slight usually backward tilt from vertical of the axis of the steering mechanism of an automobile for giving directional stability to the front wheels

First Known Use of CASTER

14th century
CASTER Defined for Kids


noun cast·er \ˈka-stər\

Definition of CASTER for Kids

:  one of a set of small wheels on a piece of furniture that makes it easier to move


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