coaster

noun

coast·​er ˈkō-stər How to pronounce coaster (audio)
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

Set the glass on a coaster.
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Word History

First Known Use

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of coaster was in 1574

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“Coaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coaster. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

coaster

noun
coast·​er ˈkō-stər How to pronounce coaster (audio)
1
: one that coasts
especially : a ship engaged in coastal trade
2
a
: a round tray usually of silver and sometimes on wheels
b
: a shallow container or a plate or a mat to protect a surface
3
: a small vehicle (as a sled or wagon) for coasting

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