toast·​er | \ ˈtō-stər \

Definition of toaster 

: one that toasts especially : an electrical appliance for toasting

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The toaster-size gadget, along with a larger $350 version called Portal+, is a cross between a smart speaker, video camera and digital photo frame. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Seattle Times, "Facebook unveils the Portal, a video-chat camera for people who still trust Facebook," 8 Oct. 2018 In the world of cooking appliances, toasters are among the most primitive. Fox News, "10 smart devices you never knew about before now," 12 Sep. 2018 Someone searches for a red party dress and one of the results is a toaster. Eric Johnson, Recode, "If they think immigrants aren’t welcome, tech’s future leaders might never come to America," 19 Aug. 2018 The result turned out to be a social media strategy that intersperses grim public safety announcements with glowing chairs, flying toasters, and giant sheep. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Why a government agency is spreading memes about dogs riding pigeons," 29 Oct. 2018 With no debate, the Senate unanimously passed a bill that would cut or eliminate tariffs on toasters, chemicals and roughly 1,660 other items made outside the United States. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "A quick game of quarters," 27 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 Indeed, as data collection gets increasingly personal, the effect on your life may become far more dramatic than toaster ads that chase you around the internet. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How Much Money Facebook Gets From Selling Your Data," 19 June 2018 Frozen bagel sales fell 7.4%, while frozen toaster pastries fell 5.9%, according to Nielsen. Aaron Back, WSJ, "Why the Frozen-Food Aisle Is Hot Right Now," 7 June 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 \

Kids Definition of toaster

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

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