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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.
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