Definition of coaster
2 : a resident of a seacoast
3a : a tray or decanter stand usually of silver and sometimes on wheelsb : a shallow container or a plate or mat to protect a surface
Examples of coaster in a Sentence
Set the glass on a coaster.
Recent Examples of coaster from the Web
Over the course of the last few months, Donald Trump has taken the public on a roller- coaster ride of responses to allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia.
The hotel plan has been on a roller coaster ride since it was announced more than two years ago.
The Incredible Hulk roller coaster shoots out of the gamma-ray accelerator, turns upside down and dives.
Gillespie told me, as screams emanated from a roller coaster behind us.
Beyond the midway’s pendulous ships and elliptical coasters rise the white spires of the talent show tent.
Though this was a time of great cohesion in the Palestinian national movement, it was followed by a roller coaster of hope and disappointment.
The roller coaster outlook of corporate credit managers took a dive in May, reaching its lowest level since November.
The past two months have been an emotional roller coaster filled with false hope and disappointment for many parents.
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First Known Use of coaster
COASTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coaster for English Language Learners
: a small, flat object on which a glass, cup, or dish is placed to protect the surface of a table
: a ship that sails along a coast or that is used in trade between ports of the same country
COASTER Defined for Kids
Definition of coaster for Students
1 : a ship that sails or trades along a coast
2 : a small mat on which a glass is placed to protect the surface of a table
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