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 Its immediate neighbors are the beer brewer and coffee roaster Vennture Brew Co. at 5519 W. North Ave. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Nov. 2021 What determines a perfect cup of coffee is very subjective, said Izel Michel, a Carol Stream graduate assistant in the coffee roaster lab at North Central College. Suzanne Baker,, 1 Oct. 2021 Sara Gibson, the head roaster, calls it a wake-up call to customers. Peter Millard, Fortune, 28 Sep. 2021 If there's a good local roaster near you, give them a call and ask for recommendations. Jess Grey, Wired, 14 Oct. 2021 That’s exactly the situation that Bader Olabi, a roaster in Istanbul, finds himself in. Peter Millard, Fortune, 28 Sep. 2021 The brewery-roaster is a lifelong dream for both of the men. Susan Dunne,, 28 Sep. 2021 The roaster has two kinds: light-roast Guatemala coffee and a blend called Donut's Friend, a medium roast. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Aug. 2021 The first, two-story location in Dogpatch functions as a cafe, bakery, creamery and coffee roaster. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Sep. 2021

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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 6 Dec. 2021.

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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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