- a person or thing that coasts
- a ship that carries cargo or passengers from port to port along a coast
- a sled or wagon for coasting
Origin of coasterfrom obsolete sense of coast, intransitive verb , “to pass close to or around” a small tray, usually on wheels, as for passing a wine decanter around a table
- a small tray, mat, or disk placed under a glass or bottle to protect a table or other surface
- roller coaster (sense )
- 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.
- Nautical A vessel engaged in coastal trade: “dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smokestack” ( John Masefield )
- 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.
- A resident of a coastal region.
- Agent noun of coast: one who coasts.
- Something that coasts, such as a sled or toboggan.
- (nautical) A merchant vessel that stays in coastal waters.
- (nautical) A sailor who travels only in coastal waters.
- A person who originates from or inhabits a coastal area.
- A small piece of material used to protect the surface of a table, upon which one places cups or mugs.
- A small tray on wheels, used to pass something around a table.
- (computing, slang) A worthless compact disc or DVD, such as one that was burned incorrectly.
- (informal) A rollercoaster.
coast + -er