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 Within the hour, a large stainless-steel toaster from him was handed over by a man in a uniform. Mona Simpson, Curbed, "What it was like to work at The Paris Review in the 1980s.," 26 Apr. 2021 Scores of Jaguars fans contributed $9.04, a homage to Jacksonville’s area code, and bought Lawrence and his new wife, Marissa, a $299.95 toaster from their wedding registry. New York Times, "Urban Meyer’s Renewal in Jacksonville," 26 Apr. 2021 Jaguars Twitter gave Trevor Lawrence and his bride a toaster for a wedding gift. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: April is Liars Month in NFL, and Justin Fields appears to be latest victim," 17 Apr. 2021 Some air fryers include a metal basket for air frying, a baking tray, toaster rack, fry liners, tongs, oil brush and silicone mitts to make cooking in the air fryer even easier. Jennifer Blair,, "The best air fryer for two people," 14 Apr. 2021 When cooking a small amount, countertop appliances (microwaves, toaster ovens, air fryers, etc.) use less energy than heating up a full-size oven. Washington Post, "20 ideas to help you go green in the kitchen," 26 Apr. 2021 Even night owls will be excited to use this 900-watt touchscreen toaster. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "You'll Want To Shop Everything from Drew Barrymore's Stylish New Kitchen Appliance Collection," 29 Mar. 2021 Sales in the kitchen and food-prep category grew 16% in the quarter from a year earlier, with sales of toaster ovens and air fryers surging 60% and 70%, respectively. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, "Bed Bath & Beyond’s Improvement Project Is Far From Finished," 14 Apr. 2021 The toaster grills two regular-size or extra-plump hot dogs and two buns at a time. Daria Smith, Southern Living, "An Amazon Reviewer Calls This Hot Dog Toaster "Literally the Greatest Appliance"," 17 Mar. 2021

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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 2021

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“Toaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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