roaster

noun roast·er \ ˈrō-stər \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

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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First Known Use of roaster

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of roaster for English Language Learners

  • : a device used for roasting meat

  • : a young chicken that is suitable for roasting


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