coaster

noun coast·er \ ˈkōs-tər \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of coaster

1 : one that coasts: such as
a : a person engaged in coastal traffic or commerce
b : a ship sailing along a coast or engaged in trade between ports of the same country
2 : a resident of a seacoast
3 a : a tray or decanter stand usually of silver and sometimes on wheels
b : a shallow container or a plate or mat to protect a surface
4 a : a small vehicle (such as a sled or wagon) used in coasting

Examples of coaster in a Sentence

  1. Set the glass on a coaster.

Recent Examples of coaster from the Web

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First Known Use of coaster

1574


COASTER Defined for English Language Learners

coaster

noun

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

coaster

noun coast·er \ ˈkō-stər \

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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