noun (1)
bast·​er | \ ˈbā-stər How to pronounce baster (audio) \

Definition of baster

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: one that bastes food during cooking Costco is the U.S.'s biggest seller of fine wines ($600 million a year) and baster of poultry (55,000 rotisserie chickens a day).— John Helyar especially : a utensil that consists of a tube with a bulb at one end that draws in and ejects liquid for basting food a turkey baster Let them marinate for about 1 hour, using a bulb baster to saturate the meat from time to time. — Evan Jones


noun (2)

Definition of baster (Entry 2 of 2)

: one who bastes garments or other articles : one who sews something with long, loose stitches Basters place parts in position and fasten them by hand with coarse running stitches, generally making only a temporary fastening.— Royal Meeker

First Known Use of baster

Noun (1)

1525, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Baster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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