roast·er | \ˈrō-stər \

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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Russell and her partner, Brooke McDonnell, grew their company from a small roaster and wholesale supplier into a national brand known for its values in environmental sustainability and economic empowerment. NBC News, "#Pride30: Entrepreneur Helen Russell is mixing business with social responsibility," 31 May 2018 Last September, Nestlé bought a majority stake in specialty U.S. roaster and retailer Blue Bottle Coffee. Brian Blackstone And Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Starbucks Sells Nestlé the Rights to Offer Its Coffee in Stores," 7 May 2018 Early retail tenants and some smaller users have already moved in, including a coffee roaster, a custom motorcycle builder, a nonprofit fostering black tech workers and entrepreneurs, a hair salon and Goodyear Arts. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "A big bank is opening a Charlotte 'innovation studio' at a repurposed old factory | Charlotte Observer," 26 Mar. 2018 Dark Matter Coffee’s annual block party always draws a crowd (last year saw 7,000 attendees), so this year, the homegrown roaster is splitting it off into two days of events. Joseph Hernandez,, "Weekend to-do list: Brunch with your dog, check out a Mexican design pop-up and eat fried chicken along the river," 5 July 2018 For coffee, avoid the big chains and go for the local roasters, such as Wacker’s Kaffee. Nina Adam, WSJ, "Frankfurt: A Business Traveler’s Guide," 22 June 2018 Twitter roasters didn’t hold back when replying to the photo. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Why People Are Roasting Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie on Twitter," 23 June 2018 Fill it up at the campsite, office, weekend barbeque, and local roaster. Mandy Ferreira, Sunset, "9 Things You Can Do to Stop Ocean Plastic Pollution," 22 Jan. 2018 The company doesn't roast its own beans, but instead sources them from top roasters all across America, who ship the fresh-roasted coffee direct to your door. Reviewed Staff, USA TODAY, "The best coffee makers of 2018," 8 May 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

: a young chicken that is suitable for roasting

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