baster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n baster a tube with a rubber bulb used to take up and release melted fat or gravy in order to moisten roasting meat
    • n baster a sewer who fastens a garment with long loose stitches
    • n baster a cook who bastes roasting meat with melted fat or gravy
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n baster One who bastes or beats with a stick.
    • n baster A blow with a stick or other weapon.
    • n baster One who bastes meat.
    • n baster One who bastes or joins the parts of a garment loosely with long stitches; also, an attachment to a sewing-machine used for basting.
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Usage

In literature:

Nearly all hand sewers are women, except for a few basters on men's clothing.
"Wage Earning and Education" by R. R. Lutz
The fact that he was not in his proper frame, though he was not unconscious of it, did not trouble Captain Baster.
"The Terrible Twins" by Edgar Jepson
The cloth was removed from the baster plate, which was moved back to its original position.
"The Invention of the Sewing Machine" by Grace Rogers Cooper
Now you go right ahead and tend to them basters.
"The Competitive Nephew" by Montague Glass
Thisa sind mith ora folkrum bastered and sprekath olle afsvnderlika tala.
"The Oera Linda Book" by Anonymous
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In news:

The Switch is a loose adaptation of a Jeffrey Eugenides story called " Baster ," published in The New Yorker in 1996 and deemed fit for inclusion in the 2001 best-of anthology Wonderful Town.
With Thanksgiving on the horizon there are two things that stand between most folks and culinary perfection: finding the turkey baster and getting an accurate reading from your meat thermometer.
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