roast·​er | \ ˈrō-stər How to pronounce roaster (audio) \

Definition of roaster

1 : one that roasts
2 : a device for roasting
3 : something adapted to roasting: such as
a : a suckling pig
b : a bird fit for roasting especially : a young chicken larger than a broiler

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Food & Wine Magazine took a look at the United States of Coffee and picked their favorite roaster in all 50 states. Todd A. Price,, "Congregation Coffee in Algiers Point named Louisiana's top roaster by Food & Wine," 26 Mar. 2018 Dark Matter Coffee's musical wing, Press Pot Recordings, is releasing a cassette version of the album, paired with the roaster's June version of its Datura Inoxia coffee blend. Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, "Goth doesn’t age, but DJ Scary Lady Sarah’s Nocturna party is turning 30," 5 June 2018 Stone Creek’s cafes already carried the roaster’s own line of baked goods. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stone Creek cafe opens on the east side with hot breakfasts and a large patio," 25 May 2018 Despite the use of reputable roasters like Intelligentsia and Equator, the draw here is the claw, not the crema. WSJ, "Robot Restaurants: The Good Versus the Gimmicks," 3 Oct. 2018 Don't miss the midwest’s premier coffee experience with artisan roasters, specialty brewers, expert baristas, and an extraordinary collection of skilled and creative culinary professionals., "Win Cincinnati Coffee Festival Tickets," 20 Oct. 2017 While 8-10 quarts is considered a substantial slow cooker size (and will feed more than ten people!), some roaster ovens offer a whopping 22 quarts of space for slow cooking. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "16 Best Slow Cookers That Do All the Hard Work for You," 1 Nov. 2018 Here are some of our favorite humorous tales of Thanksgivings past The Thanksgiving of my 9th or 10th year, my mom and dad got up at 5am to start the turkey in the old white Westinghouse roaster. Sunset, "Your Biggest Thanksgiving Disasters, Shared," 22 Jan. 2018 That is, if your friend serves V60 pour-overs, a stellar chai latté, and specialty coffee by Belgian roaster Caffènation. Lindsey Tramuta, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Best Cafés and Coffee Shops in Paris," 3 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of roaster

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of roaster

: a device used for roasting meat
chiefly US : a young chicken that is suitable for roasting

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