- 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
- By adjusting these simple but critical factors, the resulting small red coaster car may make it safely through the track layout or it could roll back and fail to complete the track or even fly off the track if the design is not feasible.
- Science Games: Science-oriented games focus on the detailed engineering necessary to create a successful roller coaster and also serve as educational tools about the properties and influences of friction, gravity, speed, and other factors.
- Players can manipulate physics concepts such as speed, gravity, friction, mass, and hill height to control their coaster car, and the goal is to successfully navigate through a loop without the car rolling back or careening off the track.
- For millions of dieters, the roller coaster of different diet plans and miracle weight loss solutions isn't successful, but the simple meal substitutions and coordinated programs of Slim-Fast is an effective weight management technique.
- It takes an entire team of design professionals to create a single roller coaster, but the ingenuity of designers and the inspiration of coaster fans have led to more than a dozen types of coasters that can be enjoyed around the globe.