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1. One that coasts, as:
a. One who acts in an aimless manner.
b. A sled or toboggan.
c. One who rides a sled or toboggan.
2. Nautical A vessel engaged in coastal trade: "dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smokestack" (John Masefield).
3. A roller coaster.
a. A small mat or plate placed under a vessel to protect a tabletop or other surface beneath.
b. A small tray, often on wheels, for passing something, such as a wine decanter, around a table.
5. A resident of a coastal region.


1. (Nautical Terms) Brit a vessel or trader engaged in coastal commerce
2. (Furniture) a small tray, sometimes on wheels, for holding a decanter, wine bottle, etc
3. a person or thing that coasts
4. (Furniture) a protective disc or mat on which to place a glass or bottle
5. US short for roller-coaster
6. (Peoples) W African a European resident on the coast


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


(ˈkoʊ stər)

1. a person or thing that coasts.
2. a small dish or mat, esp. for placing under a glass.
3. a ship engaged in coastwise trade.
4. a sled for coasting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coaster - a resident of a coastal area
occupant, occupier, resident - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
2.coaster - someone who coasts
mover - someone who moves
3.coaster - a covering (plate or mat) that protects the surface of a table (i.e., from the condensation on a cold glass or bottle)
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
سَفينَه ساحِلِيَّهصَحْن أو صَفيحَه تَحْت الكَأس
pobřežní loďtácek
parti hajópoháralátét
pobrežná loď
bardak altlığıkostersahil gemisi


[ˈkəʊstəʳ] N
1. (Naut) → buque m costero, barco m de cabotaje (US) → trineo m
2. (= small mat for drinks) → posavasos m inv


[ˈkəʊstər] n
(= ship) → caboteur m
(= mat) (for glass)dessous m de verre


(Naut) → Küstenmotorschiff nt
(= drip mat)Untersetzer m
(US: = sled) → (Rodel)schlitten m; (= roller-coaster)Achterbahn f, → Berg- und Talbahn f


[ˈkəʊstəʳ] n
a. (Naut) → nave f da cabotaggio
b. (for glass) → sottobicchiere m


(kəust) noun
the side or border of land next to the sea. The coast was very rocky.
to travel downhill (in a vehicle, on a bicycle etc) without the use of any power such as the engine or pedalling. He coasted for two miles after the car ran out of petrol.
ˈcoastal adjective
of or near the coast. a coastal town.
ˈcoaster noun
1. a vessel that sails along near the coast.
2. a small mat for putting under a drinking-glass etc.
ˈcoastguard noun
a person or group of people, employed to watch the coast for smugglers, ships in distress etc.
References in classic literature ?
Two months and a half elapsed in these trips, and Edmond had become as skilful a coaster as he had been a hardy seaman; he had formed an acquaintance with all the smugglers on the coast, and learned all the Masonic signs by which these half pirates recognize each other.
Who knows whether the hatchet or the iron bar of this miserable coaster has not succeeded in doing that which the best blades of Europe, balls, and bullets have not been able to do in forty years?
On their journey home through the woods Alleyne learnt their wondrous story: how, when Sir Nigel came to his senses, he with his fellow-captive had been hurried to the coast, and conveyed by sea to their captor's castle; how upon the way they had been taken by a Barbary rover, and how they exchanged their light captivity for a seat on a galley bench and hard labor at the pirate's oars; how, in the port at Barbary, Sir Nigel had slain the Moorish captain, and had swum with Aylward to a small coaster which they had taken, and so made their way to England with a rich cargo to reward them for their toils.
A little while after this there came in a Dutch ship from Batavia; she was a coaster, not an European trader, of about two hundred tons burden; the men, as they pretended, having been so sickly that the captain had not hands enough to go to sea with, so he lay by at Bengal; and having, it seems, got money enough, or being willing, for other reasons, to go for Europe, he gave public notice he would sell his ship.
With these, he was bravely steering his way across the continent, undismayed by danger, difficulty, or distance, in the same way that a New England coaster and his neighbors will coolly launch forth on a voyage to the Black Sea, or a whaling cruise to the Pacific.
The light blur of smoke, from an invisible steamer, faded on the great clearness of the horizon like the mist of a breath on a mirror; and, inshore, the white sails of a coaster, with the appearance of disentangling themselves slowly from under the branches, floated clear of the foliage of the trees.
Now, you don't think it likely that a man who could do anything is going to wear his breeches out sitting in the stinking hold of a rat-gutted, beetle-ridden, mouldy old coffin of a Chin China coaster.
A heavy hand fell on his broadcloth shoulder, and the flushed skipper of a Portland coal-and-ice coaster spun him half round.
What Mills had learned represented him as a young gentleman who had arrived furnished with proper credentials and who apparently was doing his best to waste his life in an eccentric fashion, with a bohemian set(one poet, at least, emerged out of it later) on one side, and on the other making friends with the people of the Old Town, pilots, coasters, sailors, workers of all sorts.
His rheumaticky feet, tired with balancing that squat body for many years upon the decks of small coasters, and made sore by miles of tramping upon the flagstones of the dock side, had hurried up in time to avert a ridiculous catastrophe.
In their midst the central steeple towers proudly up like the mainmast of some great Indiaman among a fleet of coasters.
The coasters were at it with all their might, and she watched them, till her longing to join the fun grew irresistible.