• WordNet 3.6
    • n coaster a covering (plate or mat) that protects the surface of a table (i.e., from the condensation on a cold glass or bottle)
    • n coaster someone who coasts
    • n coaster a resident of a coastal area
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In North America there are approximately 618 roller coasters
    • Coaster A vessel employed in sailing along a coast, or engaged in the coasting trade.
    • Coaster One who sails near the shore.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The oldest roller coaster in the world is the Leap-The-Dips roller coaster located in Lakemont Park in Pennsylvania. The roller coaster was built in 1902
    • n coaster One who or that which coasts. Specifically— A person engaged in sailing along a coast, or in trading from port to port in the same country.
    • n coaster A vessel used in this service; a coasting-vessel.
    • n coaster One engaged in the sport of coasting or sledding.
    • n coaster A teamster who draws supplies to lumberers' shanties.
    • n coaster A low round tray, usually of silver, and formerly on wheels, in which a decanter “coasts” or makes the circuit of a dining-table, for the greater convenience of the company.
    • n coaster An inhabitant of or a dweller near the sea-coast.
    • n coaster A loafer. See coast, v. i., 9.
    • n coaster A name applied to cattle bred on or near the coast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain
    • ns Coaster a vessel that sails along the coast
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. coste (Fr. côte)—L. costa, a rib, side.


In literature:

Coasters put out from every little harbour.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
A fellow with your pluck and sinews was never intended to potter about in a trumpery little coaster.
"The Voyage of the Aurora" by Harry Collingwood
The sea dashed with fury against both sides of the rocky strait, through which the coaster was making her way, but still she glided safely on.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
Many freighters have what they call a coaster hitched to the last wagon.
"Letters on an Elk Hunt" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
It's probably a coaster.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Coaster, Wreck of a, 209.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
At sunrise the schooner weighed anchor, in order to accompany the coaster.
"Hair Breadth Escapes" by T. S. Arthur
A single light gleamed here and there from the long dark deck of the Morgan coaster close to my right.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
There was a big four-masted coaster bound south, too, and light, and for the best part of the night we had a drifting match with her.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
On this the coaster sits and goes down the hill sedately, feet foremost.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard

In poetry:

The North Sea answered: — "He's my man,
For he came to me when he began—
Frankie Drake in an open coaster.
All round the Sands!
"Frankie's Trade" by Rudyard Kipling
Game little coaster steaming north
Into the night where the storm will break:
Darkening waters that thrust her forth
And fling their foam in her smothered wake.
"Winter Seas" by Robert Steel Byrnes
Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack,
Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
With a cargo of Tyne coal,
Road-rails, pig-lead,
Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.
"Cargoes" by John Masefield

In news:

In 2013, Boomerang will become the park's ninth coaster, bringing a new experience to guests with its unique combination of thrill elements.
Six Flags St Louis is currently home to more roller coasters than any other theme park in Missouri.
0 A wild mouse coaster built by Mack Rides will be added to Knott's Berry Farm in 2013.
Sandy Turns Tech- Addicted East Coasters Into Luddites.
Roller-coaster marriage throws daughter for loop.
BJ Riding Evil Knievel Roller Coaster See Video.
The Casino Pier roller coaster in Seaside Heights, N.J. ( Michael Reynolds / EPA ).
A roller coaster sits in the Atlantic Ocean after the Fun Town pier it sat on was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
A roller coaster lies mangled on the beach after the Fun Town pier it sat on was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
We remember being kids and pestering our folks to take us on roller coasters.
So you've just built that new roller coaster.
Given that BD is West-Coast based, it's nice to know that our fellow anglers on the other side of the US feel the pain of us East Coaster's and are eager to help.
The wealthy New York private equity company planning to buy Cedar Fair wants everyone to know it loves roller coasters.
How do I get off this roller coaster.
Despite earlier remarks by mayor, New Jersey coaster submerged by Sandy will not remain as attraction .