caster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n caster a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable
    • n caster a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
    • n caster a worker who casts molten metal into finished products
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Caster A small wheel on a swivel, on which furniture is supported and moved.
    • Caster A stand to hold a set of cruets.
    • Caster A vial, cruet, or other small vessel, used to contain condiments at the table; as, a set of casters .
    • Caster One who casts; as, caster of stones, etc. ; a caster of cannon; a caster of accounts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n caster One who casts. One who throws dice; a gambler.
    • n caster One who computes; a calculator; especially, a calculator of nativities.
    • n caster One who assigns the parts of a play to the actors. One who makes castings; a founder.
    • n caster A vessel used to contain things in a powdered, liquid, or vaporous form, and to cast them out when needed; specifically, a bottle, vial, cruet, or other small vessel used to contain condiments for the table; also, a stand containing a set of such vessels. See casting-bottle, peppercaster, etc.
    • n caster A small wheel on a swivel, attached to the leg of a piece of furniture, in order to facilitate moving about without lifting. In this sense also improperly spelled castor.
    • n caster A cloak.
    • n caster A horse sold out of a regiment as useless.
    • n caster A suffix in place-names, appearing in several other forms, as -cester, -chester. See chester.
    • n caster One of the small callosities on the inner side of a horse's leg: more commonly known as chestnut.
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Usage

In literature:

In the morning a dose of caster oil, and on the appearance of the menses, the Dover's Powder and mixture as before.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
I met Ethel at the house of a man called Caster, who lived two or three miles from Apia with a native wife.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
When a man is touched by the caster it must be played if possible; if impossible no penalty.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
There was an arm-chair on casters beside her door.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
He had also sent for a supply of rocks from a quarry outside the city, extra ammunition for the stone casters mounted on the roof.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
The obelisks of the Egyptians and the curious stone pillars of the Druidic age also probably served as shadow-casters.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
After every visit of his we find two casters off the easy-chair.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
Can be mounted on casters or not.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
The rude caster of nets instantly filled his pockets with the spoil of this marvellous causeway.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
The Commander sat at his desk, watching the latest flashes in the news-caster.
"Generals Help Themselves" by M. C. Pease
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In news:

Chocolate filling 150g dark chocolate 100g butter 2 eggs 2 egg yolks, extra 1/4 cup caster sugar 2 Tbsp plain flour, sifted.
Stern Type Foundry's "Orphan Annie" Monotype Sorts Caster.
Taking one of the heavy-duty white cedar planters at the Victory Garden, he attached a tall wooden lattice to the back and put two casters on the bottom.
'Recovering groupie' Cynthia Plaster Caster molds a rock-star weekend.
Machinist removes melted metal alloy and pours it into a steel mold3 SOUNDBITE (English) Martin Vega/Hand Caster: I tell my friends, 'I make the Oscars'.
My chair was on casters and began to roll.
2 eggs 150g caster sugar, plus extra for the praline 200g kumara, peeled and grated 100g ground almonds 100g rice flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 3 Tbs espresso plus extra for the icing.
China Steel Commissions Continuous Slab Caster.
The company today is marking the completion of construction of a continuous caster at its North American special steel facility in Monroe, about 35 miles southwest of Detroit.
Chinese Steelmaker Commissions Five-Strand Continuous Caster.
We decided that a long-arm suspension and a 4-inch lift would give our two-door great road handling characteristics, minimal caster change through suspension movement, and clearance for a set of 35-inch Nittos.
Cooling fabric and UPF-30 protection make the Columbia Airgill Chill shirt optimal for casters.
One caster may desire maximum distance, while the other might want optimal sink rate.
You may have noticed several companies advertising aftermarket A-arms with a new style of caster adjuster.
The caster angle of your quad's front end dictates how fast it will react to steering input.
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In science:

Casters A caster component translates information for storage into a bit-string representation suitable for insertion into a store, and vice-versa. A particular caster may be generic, thus applicable to a range of entities, or specific to a particular type of entity.
A Generic Storage API
For example, a generic caster has been defined for programming language objects, and specific casters for MS Word documents and XML documents.
A Generic Storage API
There was also a contribution on CASTER, a coded-aperture imaging X-ray telescope in the 10-600 keV band that could be considered for NASA’s Black Hole Finder Probe [126].
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
For this purpose, we use the Caster modification of the Cash-C statistics (Arnaud & Dorman 2001; Cash 1979; see also MG02).
Faint Source Counts from the Off-source fluctuation Analysis on the Deepest Chandra Fields
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