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 There are a variety of toasters, including one that looks like a Stormtrooper helmet ($60) that toasts the Galactic Empire logo onto bread and other items and a Darth Vader ($40 on sale) option that emblazons toast with the Star Wars logo. Sarah Brookbank,, "Bring the Force into your kitchen with these Star Wars gadgets," 3 Dec. 2019 Investigators are focusing on a toaster as the possible source of the fire, which started in the kitchen and quickly spread. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Vigil of tears and heartache for Grosse Pointe brothers killed in house fire," 30 Oct. 2019 The architect, known for his postmodern buildings, ended up designing more than 800 products over the course of 15 years, spanning everything from toasters to toilet brushes. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Target is bringing back the best of its designer collaborations," 2 Aug. 2019 Edna Auto Supply started carrying items Walmart used to sell like ammunition, toasters and Christmas trees. Michael Corkery, New York Times, "The Town That Lost Its Walmart," 24 Dec. 2019 These ads pushed new products like an electric toaster, an electric can opener and an electric blanket. Michelle Delgado, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Magical Animation of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’," 23 Dec. 2019 Dozens of vials of long-acting insulin line displays made from the toaster-sized styrofoam boxes that arrive at her doorstep, sometimes holding two vials the size of your thumb., "Reckoning with type 1 diabetes through art and advocacy - The Boston Globe," 3 Dec. 2019 Scrub clean cooktops and the inside of ovens, toasters and toaster ovens, which are often covered with crumbs, grease and food spatters. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Get Rid of Cockroaches for Good," 13 Nov. 2019 School staff will buzz each visitor into the school’s main office, scan their ID in a scanner that looks like a toaster and then print out a sticker badge for the visitor to wear, Morrow said. Emily Brindley,, "New security measures in West Hartford schools will scan visitors through sex offender registry," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of toaster

1582, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toaster was in 1582

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12 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Toaster.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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How to pronounce toaster (audio)

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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