toast·​er | \ ˈtō-stər How to pronounce toaster (audio) \

Definition of toaster

: one that toasts especially : an electrical appliance for toasting

Examples of toaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Waterpik’s toaster-sized models have dominated the field but are now facing Instagram-friendly rivals. Janine Annett, WSJ, 16 Mar. 2022 Then come the bedroom, the bar cart, the white Smeg toaster. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021 The finished waffles can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 1 month and reheated in a toaster or toaster oven. Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2021 Among various innovations was a kitchen countertop with two holes for toast to pop through from the toaster hidden below. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2022 Or told me to move a glass of water away from the toaster because an arc of electricity might spark a fire. Allan Ripp, WSJ, 10 Jan. 2022 This is a touchscreen toaster that gives you the perfect toast every time. Chris Hachey, BGR, 24 Nov. 2021 Or do what Ferreira does and bring a hot dog toaster to the mountain. Outside Online, 22 Nov. 2021 But the KitchenAid is not an Ikea dresser or an old toaster. Eve Ettinger, Curbed, 27 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of toaster

1582, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toaster

toast entry 2 + -er entry 2

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The first known use of toaster was in 1582

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10 May 2022

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“Toaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for toaster


toast·​er | \ ˈtō-stər How to pronounce toaster (audio) \

Kids Definition of toaster

: an electrical appliance for making slices of bread crisp, hot, and brown

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