cast·​er | \ ˈka-stər How to pronounce caster (audio) \

Definition of caster

1 : one that casts especially : a machine that casts type
2 or castor \ ˈka-​stər How to pronounce castor (audio) \
a : a usually silver table vessel with a perforated top for sprinkling a seasoning (such as sugar or spice)
b : a usually revolving metal stand bearing condiment containers (such as cruets, mustard pot, and often shakers) for table use : a cruet stand
3 : 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
4 : 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

Examples of caster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Atlanta was also projected as a top contender, and some casters even put it ahead of Dallas. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "Why Saturday’s match against Atlanta FaZe could be even tougher for Dallas Empire," 25 Jan. 2020 Another bonus: the stove rests on a tripod with casters, making transport around your yard a snap. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "This Outdoor Stove Is a Cooktop, Grill, Pizza Oven, and Fire Pit in One," 1 Jan. 2020 Dallas and Chicago couldn’t properly get into their lobbies for several minutes, forcing casters to bide for time. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "Winners and losers from the first Call of Duty League weekend: Strong venue, struggling Empire," 27 Jan. 2020 The state replaced that ballot caster with another elector. CBS News, "Supreme Court to hear "faithless elector" case involving Electoral College ahead of 2020 election," 17 Jan. 2020 Still, for casters and players with contractor status, the teams and leagues themselves would not have been required to do so. Washington Post, "For esports players, the tax man cometh," 15 Jan. 2020 In our tests, the swivel casters on Miele canister vacuums make them super easy to wheel around, the ergonomic handles are comfortable to hold, and a rotating hose connection keeps the vacuums stable and tip-free at virtually any angle. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "5 Best HEPA Vacuum Cleaners, According to Cleaning Experts," 9 Jan. 2020 Blizzard terminated its contract with the two casters conducting the interview. Cindy Boren, The Denver Post, "An esports player spoke out in support of Hong Kong protests. He was suspended for a year.," 8 Oct. 2019 The Twitch stream, which was operated by Blizzard, immediately cut away to the winners, and the casters ignored what happened. Washington Post, "American University students to Blizzard: Censor Americans and ‘see how that goes’," 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of caster

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Feb 2020

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“Caster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of caster

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


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Kids Definition of caster

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

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