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tast·er

 (tā′stər)
n.
1. One that tastes, especially one who samples a food or beverage for quality.
2. Any of several devices or implements used in tasting.
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taster

(ˈteɪstə)
n
1. a person who samples food or drink for quality
2. any device used in tasting or sampling
3. (Historical Terms) a person employed, esp formerly, to taste food and drink prepared for a king, etc, to test for poison
4. (Commerce) a sample or preview of a product, experience, etc, intended to stimulate interest in the product, experience, etc, itself: the single serves as a taster for the band's new album.
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tast•er

(ˈteɪ stər)

n.
1. a person who tastes, esp. one skilled in distinguishing the qualities of wines, teas, etc., by the taste.
2. a cup or other container for taking samples to be tasted.
3. a person employed to taste food and drink prepared for a king, dictator, etc., to test for poison.
[1350–1400; Middle English tastour < Anglo-French. See taste, -er1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taster - someone who samples food or drink for its qualitytaster - someone who samples food or drink for its quality
critic - anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
wine taster - a taster who evaluates the quality of wines
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Translations
gouteur
kóstoló

taster

[ˈteɪstəʳ] N
1. (= person) → catador(a) m/f, degustador(a) m/f
2. (Brit) (fig) → muestra f
that is just a taster of things to comeesto es un anticipo de lo que nos espera
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taster

[ˈteɪstər] n
(= person) → dégustateur/trice m/f
(mainly British) (= foretaste) → avant-goût m
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taster

n
(of wine, tobacco)Prüfer(in) m(f), → Probierer(in) m(f); (of tea)Schmecker(in) m(f); (as bodyguard) → Vorkoster(in) m(f)
(esp Brit fig) → Vorgeschmack m; this is just a taster of what’s to comedies ist nur ein kleiner Vorgeschmack von dem, was noch kommt
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taster

[ˈteɪstəʳ] nassaggiatore/trice
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References in classic literature ?
Much concealed goodness and power is never dreamt of; the choicest dainties find no tasters!
So it was ordered the prisoner was henceforth to eat nothing that had not previously been tasted, and La Ramee was in consequence placed near him as taster.
CHOCOLATE maker Mondelez - they own Cadbury among other brands - is looking for four new tasters to join a 12 strong team to sample their hot chocolate and cocoa drinks.
The Birmingham chocolate giant's parent company Mondelez International is looking for four new tasters. Successful candidates will work as part of a team of 12 tasting chocolate and cocoa drinks, to ensure only the best recipes make it to the shelves.
Italian confectionary group Ferrero published a job advertisement seeking 60 tasters to test the semi-finished and raw materials including various types of cocoa and hazelnut grains that will be used to produce various products of the brand.
In the coffee industry, the tasting procedure is used to negotiate the price based on the quality of the drink, which is described by the tasters using personal opinion and tasting experience accumulated over the years [1].
The senior team at the Newcastle business are renowned experts in all things tea, having become adept tea tasters, buyers and blenders sourcing teas from across the globe.
Although our tasters were a bit less descriptive, they loved it just the same.
Blind tasters' comments: "Almost citrus tones" "creamy not too strong" "very smooth to taste".
marks: Specially Blind tasters' comments: "Soapy but then moreish" and "toasted coconut macaroon flavour".
Amanda Juris of Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, Wash., was named the winner of the 2014 United States Cup Tasters Championship, which took place during the SCAA's Exposition in Seattle, April 24-27th.
Over three sessions, 74 participants recruited from Brock University and the local community (a combination of 'thermal' tasters, 'super' tasters i.e.