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 Stone Creek Coffee will permanently close its Whitefish Bay cafe as of April 19, the roaster announced on social media Saturday. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stone Creek Coffee is permanently closing its oldest cafe, in Whitefish Bay," 21 Mar. 2021 It’s the second San Francisco cafe for Red Bay and the roaster’s fourth Bay Area brick-and-mortar. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, "Ferry Building lands a location of Red Bay Coffee, Oakland's popular Black-owned cafe," 15 Mar. 2021 Customers can order at the counter in person or online at the roaster's website,, or through its app. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Fiddleheads is opening its first Milwaukee cafe Thursday on Water Street," 10 Mar. 2021 Our master roaster then roasts and double grinds our peanuts in small batches. cleveland, "March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day; Ranking best creamy PBs from 77 jars we sampled," 1 Mar. 2021 Xanadu has multiple revenue streams, as a wholesale coffee roaster and coffee shop. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "A minimum wage bump isn't off the table. Why Arizona restaurant leaders clash on the issue," 24 Mar. 2021 Langenheim started his company five years ago, roasting beans in a 0.5 kilogram coffee roaster. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "StoneFruit Coffee Company to take over former Pour Coffee space in downtown Cleveland," 17 Mar. 2021 The beans are coming from Folly Coffee, a small-batch roaster that's also located in St. Louis Park. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Angel Food Bakery is leaving downtown Minneapolis and relocating to St. Louis Park," 15 Mar. 2021 As a third generation coffee roaster and a co-owner of Henry’s House of Coffee in San Francisco’s Sunset District, Hrag Kalebjian has been working to bring the business into the internet age while keeping it rooted in his family’s Armenian identity. Chase Difeliciantonio, San Francisco Chronicle, "How the Apple-Facebook privacy battle is making life even more difficult for S.F. small businesses," 3 Mar. 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 11 May. 2021.

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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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