roaster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n roaster a special cooking pan for roasting
    • n roaster flesh of a large young chicken over 3 1/2 lb suitable for roasting
    • n roaster a cook who roasts food
    • n roaster a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment) "the honoree gave his roasters as good as he got"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Roaster A contrivance for roasting.
    • Roaster A pig, or other article of food fit for roasting.
    • Roaster One who roasts meat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n roaster One who or that which roasts: as, a meat-roaster.
    • n roaster Specifically, the finishing-furnace in the Leblanc process of making ball-soda. It is a large reverberatory of brickwork, with a detachable casing of iron plates held in place by upright iron binders and tightening-rods.
    • n roaster A pig or other animal or article fit for roasting.
    • n roaster A muffle or furnace used for roastingore, usually of the reverberatory type; specifically, the furnace in which blister-copper is produced.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Roaster anything suitable for roasting: a furnace used in making ball soda
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. róstian; cog. with Dut. roosten, Ger. rösten; or O. Fr. rostir (Fr. rôtir)—Old High Ger. rōstan; or Celt., as Gael. rost, W. rhostio, Bret. rosta, all meaning to roast.

Usage

In literature:

Hed have them poppin out of the factory like corn out of a roaster.
""Same old Bill, eh Mable!"" by Edward Streeter
Who ever saw a princess rigged out for the tambourine act and mixin' with a lot of chestnut roasters?
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
He now became, in his sixteenth year, apprentice to a grocer; and he subsequently established himself as a coffee-roaster in the capital.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Sew them up with fine thread and lay upon thin slices of pork, covering the grating of the roaster.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
You've changed the roaster, ain't you, Myry?
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Barley malted for roasters ought not to lose more than 21 per cent.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
Put in a roaster and cover with tomato sauce.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Alec described to the Captain the method of making the roaster.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The roasters had legs at each corner, so that hot embers could be placed under it when necessary.
"Dorothy's Triumph" by Evelyn Raymond
Hence what are called Rumford roasters, and the machines invented by economical gratemakers, are utterly to be rejected.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
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In news:

From LCD Soundsystem to Coffee Roaster .
At this independent roaster 's facility, coffee is roasted in a rotary drum where hot air is passed over the beans.
The space belongs to Muddy Dog Roasting Co. A 5-year-old coffee company that recently hit No 12 on CNN/Money and Fortune magazine's list of the best small US coffee roasters .
Morrisville coffee roaster knows its beans.
Unique even among elite roasters , Counter Culture places a premium on coffee education.
But that's all going to change once Stumptown Coffee Roasters — the brew that made Portland famous — opens its new roasting facility in Red Hook next month.
That's all going to change once Stumptown Coffee Roasters — the brew that made Portland famous — opens its new roasting facility in Red Hook next month.
But with the explosion of micro- roasters across the country in recent years, his business now is mostly just selling beans by the bag to longtime customers.
Portland seems to be saturated with breweries, coffee roasters and food carts.
Food & Drink Portland seems to be saturated with breweries, coffee roasters and food carts.
Lydia Shire's Roaster Chicken Wings.
A Ride to the Roll 'n' Roaster in Sheepshead Bay.
Lydia Shire 's Roaster Chicken Wings.
Bow Truss Coffee Roasters launches Threadless contest, plans new locations.
A latte at Bow Truss Coffee Roasters, 2934 N Broadway.
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