baster

1
[ bey-ster ]
/ ˈbeɪ stər /
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noun Sewing.

a person or thing that bastes.

Nearby words

  1. bastardly,
  2. bastardry,
  3. bastardy,
  4. baste,
  5. bastel house,
  6. basti,
  7. bastia,
  8. bastian,
  9. bastian, adolf,
  10. bastide

Origin of baster

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First recorded in 1880–85; baste1 + -er1

baster

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[ bey-ster ]
/ ˈbeɪ stər /

noun

a person who bastes meat or other food.
a large glass, plastic, or metal tube with a rubber bulb at one end and a small opening at the other, to be filled with butter, drippings, etc., for basting food as it is cooking.

Origin of baster

2
First recorded in 1515–25; baste2 + -er1

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Word Origin and History for baster

baster

n.

1520s, "one who bastes meat," from baste (v.2); from 1726 as "heavy blow," from baste (v.3).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper