coaster

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

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
3a : 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
4a : a small vehicle (such as a sled or wagon) used in coasting

Examples of coaster in a Sentence

Set the glass on a coaster.
Recent Examples on the Web His roller-coaster year took him from preparing for a public offering to worrying if his customers—and his company—would survive, to becoming an indispensable tool for his clientele, to pulling off an IPO after all. Randall Lane, Forbes, "Operation Wealth Speed: What A Record Number Of New, Self-Made Billionaires Says About Capitalism," 6 Apr. 2021 While American theaters are slowly reopening en masse after a roller-coaster year of reopenings and closings, movie houses including Regal and smaller chains (such as L.A.’s ArcLight) have not yet returned. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Box office: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ sets global pandemic record," 29 Mar. 2021 While American theaters are slowly reopening en masse after a roller-coaster year of reopenings and closings, movie houses including Regal and smaller chains (such as L.A.'s ArcLight) have not yet returned. Sonaiya Kelley, Los Angeles Times, "Is the box office coming back? ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ sets global pandemic record," 28 Mar. 2021 Audi's acceleration claims back up the roller-coaster feeling. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, "2022 Audi RS e-tron GT Whirs Toward the Future," 15 Mar. 2021 Michael Cogan, a Republican who chaired the state elections board through the roller-coaster 2020 election year, cautioned against making too many changes to the state’s election process. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Unlike many other states, Maryland’s legislature is moving to make it easier to vote early or by mail," 12 Mar. 2021 Roller-coaster enthusiasts and theme-park bloggers gathered there Tuesday, cameras ready. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Universal: Fresh views pop up for VelociCoaster watchers," 23 Feb. 2021 Their job is to guide fans through the roller-coaster highs and lows of an evening’s performance. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, "Coronavirus, venue change don't stop veteran announcers from calling events at San Antonio's annual rodeo," 13 Feb. 2021 Rest assured, the coaster isn’t going anywhere, and will be available to thrill seekers throughout 2021. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Floating tents, Harding presidential library, John Glenn centennial: What’s new in Ohio travel for 2021," 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of coaster

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Coaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coaster. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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coaster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coaster

: 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

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

Kids Definition of coaster

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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