Definition of coaster in English:
1A small mat for a bottle or glass.
- Sophie would make you put your glass on a coaster.
- In no time flat we had selected a card, and some face cloths, and some table mats and coasters - when do you ever go into a department store for one small item and come out with nothing else?
- The showrooms experience a general demand for table mats and coasters and various hand crafted items, specially for exports.
2A ship used to carry cargo along the coast from port to port.
- Since the ship was a coaster and never far from the shore it was more practical to stop - either at a port or somewhere along the coast - than carry provisions needed for several weeks journey.
- The year was 1956 and Ballina was a busy port even though the bar at Killala Bay and the Moy channel was difficult for the small coasters that mostly carried coal, timber, fertilisers and starch.
- In a similar vein, John Armstrong rehabilitated the sailing coaster in its unique role as freight transporter between British ports.
3 [with adjective] A person who inhabits a specified coast: a West coaster
More example sentences
- One song will sound like an operatic piece and the next features east coaster John McDermott in a more traditional eastern Canadian piece.
- With a strong population of English, Australian and South African transplants, mixed with a number of east coasters marooned in Southern California, Irvine is a unique squash melting pot.
- Unlike our friends in the east, west coasters moved on and found other things to do.
5 short for roller coaster.
- Most parks ban little kids from the best rides, but Chessington's star attractions - a couple of genuine white-knuckle coasters - have been built to accommodate anybody over 3ft 11 in.
- But technological marvels are now as common as Future Shops, and the monolithic coasters at Paramount Canada's Wonderland put Conklin's rickety haunted houses and Tilt-a-Whirls to shame.
- All of the nation's 15 fastest coasters have been built in the last 10 years.
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