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coaster

[ koh-ster ]
/ ˈkoʊ stər /
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noun

a person or thing that coasts.
a small dish, tray, or mat, especially for placing under a glass to protect a table from moisture.
a ship engaged in coastwise trade.
a sled for coasting.
a tray for holding a decanter to be passed around a dining table.

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Origin of coaster

First recorded in 1565–75; coast + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for coaster (1 of 2)

coaster
/ (ˈkəʊstə) /

noun

British a vessel or trader engaged in coastal commerce
a small tray, sometimes on wheels, for holding a decanter, wine bottle, etc
a person or thing that coasts
a protective disc or mat for glasses or bottles
US short for roller coaster
Western African a European resident on the coast

British Dictionary definitions for coaster (2 of 2)

Coaster
/ (ˈkəʊstə) /

noun

NZ a person from the West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand
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