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

Definition of toaster

: one that toasts especially : an electrical appliance for toasting

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Off-key toaster hums are a biggie, but neighborhoods and even street corners themselves may be contributing factors. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘The Sound of Silence’ finds darkness in the aural world," 12 Sep. 2019 Dirty toasters are not only inefficient, but also a fire hazard. Perfect Mirrors 1. Arianne Cohen, Woman's Day, "Time-Saving Household Cleaning Tricks," 21 Nov. 2011 Cuisinart — the American home appliance brand known for their impressive food processors and artisan toasters — is having a huge cookware sale on Amazon right now, and everything is practically half-off. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "Cuisinart Cookware Is at Its Lowest Price of the Year Right Now," 8 July 2019 Think machines made more like Cylons than toasters. Matt Simon, WIRED, "This Robot Fish Powers Itself With Fake Blood," 19 June 2019 To borrow from golf: The instep of the foot is the equivalent of the modern 460cc toaster-on-a-stick compared with the old persimmon driver represented by Moseley’s three-and-a-half-inch, straight-front Nike Boomer cleat. Michael Farber,, "Mark Moseley, Last of the Straight-On Kickers," 2 July 2018 Daphna and Liam go together about as well as a toaster and a bathtub. Matthew J. Palm,, "Trapped in a studio apartment with 'Bad Jews'," 30 June 2018 Rating: Nature does not perform well as an Airbnb in this measurement Food Most Airbnb rentals have some sort of food-preserving technology, as well as food-cooking devices like stoves and toasters. Brendan Leonard, Outside Online, "Nature as an Airbnb: A Review," 25 May 2018 But fires can also start because of the dishwasher, microwave, or toaster. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Interim Chief Wants Residents To Be Prepared In Case Of Fire," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of toaster

1582, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of toaster

: an electrical device used for toasting bread


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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