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

Examples of roaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Proceed to the Downtown Storage building, the side that’s across the street from local roaster Kaffeeklatsch. Matt Wake |, al, "Downtown Huntsville ‘speakeasy’ oozes subterranean style," 19 Nov. 2020 This more compact 11-inch by 14-inch small roaster with rack, once $200, is $69.95 during this sale, falling by a total of 65%. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Premium All-Clad cookware is up to 70% off right now for the brand's famous VIP Sale," 9 Nov. 2020 Local roaster Congregation Coffee will provide Sucre’s coffee and other local brands will be suppliers. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer,, "Sucre, closed New Orleans dessert emporium, to reopen with new owner, same recipes," 5 Nov. 2020 Trade’s website and read about the roaster and bean. Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored, "The best coffee subscriptions of 2020," 29 Oct. 2020 Currently, employees of the coffee roaster are attempting to form a union that would cover most of the workers at the cafes, roastery, warehouse and commissary. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Colectivo Coffee is closing two cafes temporarily, citing COVID-19's economic fallout," 16 Oct. 2020 Nordstrom shoppers sing high praises of the roaster in its reviews section, citing its easy cleanup capabilities as a major selling point. Tess Garcia, Southern Living, "Already Thinking About Thanksgiving? This All-Clad Roaster Is $130 Off Right Now," 5 Oct. 2020 Press Coffee is a small-batch coffee roaster founded by Steve Kraus in 2008. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "2 popular Valley coffee shops are opening new locations in Gilbert. Here's what we know," 30 Sep. 2020 With the coffee roaster generally relegated to drive-through and takeout orders — meaning restrooms aren’t available — Good2Go has taken a hit. Rusty Simmons,, "How do you find a clean restroom in Bay Area during the pandemic? It’s not easy," 4 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of roaster

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Roaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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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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