• WordNet 3.6
    • n toaster a kitchen appliance (usually electric) for toasting bread
    • n toaster someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use
    • Toaster A kitchen utensil for toasting bread, cheese, etc.
    • Toaster One who toasts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Strawberry Pop Tarts may be a cheap and inexpensive source of incendiary devices. Toasters which fail to eject Pop Tarts cause the Pop Tarts to emit flames 10-18 inches in height.
    • n toaster One who toasts something, as bread or cheese.
    • n toaster An instrument for toasting bread, cheese, etc.; especially, such an appliance other than a toasting-fork. Toasters for bread are often small gridirons of wire which hold the slice of bread fast without tearing it.
    • n toaster Something fit for toasting.
    • n toaster One who proposes a toast; an admirer of women.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.
    • ns Toaster one who, or that which, toasts
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. toster—L. tostus, roasted, pa.p. of torrēre.


In literature:

When no one wanted more food the Harvester stacked and carried away the dishes, swept the hearth, and replaced the toaster.
"The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter
A window in the second story of the fencing-toaster's house was thrown open, and his wife's face appeared.
"The Burgomaster's Wife, Complete" by Georg Ebers
If a gas toaster is used, the gas should be turned sufficiently low for the bread to brown slowly.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Spread thinly with butter when it comes from the toaster.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The barrel was willingly emptied to honour the queen, and the toaster lamented he could honour her no more.
"An History of Birmingham (1783)" by William Hutton
If a wire toaster is used, several can be done at once.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
Toaster, an extemporized, 233.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
Baseboard or floor outlet for toaster and percolator.
"Fowler's Household Helps" by A. L. Fowler
He was sharpening a stick to serve Sarah as a toaster now.
"Rainbow Hill" by Josephine Lawrence
She then took the post of toaster-general; and kneeling on the rug, fork in hand, fulfilled her office with dexterity.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë

In news:

Kenmore 2- Slice Toaster Model # 135201.
The World is My Toaster .
Here, six winning toaster ovens that really cook.
So when my current toaster decided to burn my toast, not once, but twice on the lowest setting it was time to find a new one.
Toaster and Microwave, Happy at Last.
Egg and Muffin Toaster .
Toaster Takes One Of This Cat's Nine Lives.
Sonic Introduced New Toaster Melt Sandwiches.
Ratings & recommended toasters .
Experts at our National Testing and Research Center tested 59 models in toasters to see which ones perform best.
Safeguarding Your Toaster Against Malware.
A woman and her haunted by the Devil toaster .
Alex thinks the toaster 's pretty hot until his dad points out the dirty drain.
So while this retro- toaster looks cool - its toast for our testers.
NES Toaster , Duck Hunt Laser Gun and Other DIY Gift Ideas for Gamers.

In science:

Use-rate acceleration may be appropriate for products such as electrical motors, relays and switches, paper copiers, printers, and home appliances such as toasters and washing machines.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
For example, it is necessary to have test units (such as a toaster) “cool down” between cycles of operation.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models