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Webster 1913 Edition


Roadster

Road′ster

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Noun.
1.
(Naut.)
A clumsy vessel that works its way from one anchorage to another by means of the tides.
Ham. Nav. Encyc.
2.
A horse that is accustomed to traveling on the high road, or is suitable for use on ordinary roads.
A sound, swift, well-fed hunter and
roadster
.
Thackeray.
3.
A bicycle or tricycle adapted for common roads rather than for the racing track.
4.
One who drives much; a coach driver.
[Eng.]
5.
A hunter who keeps to the roads instead of following the hounds across country.
[Eng. Slang.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Roadster

ROADSTER

,
Noun.
Among seamen, a vessel riding at anchor in a road or bay.

Definition 2022


roadster

roadster

English

Noun

roadster (plural roadsters)

  1. a sea-going vessel riding at anchor in a road or bay.
  2. (nautical) A clumsy vessel that works its way from one anchorage to another by means of the tides.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ham. Nav. Encyc to this entry?)
  3. (archaic) A horse for riding on the road.
    • William Thackeray
      a sound, swift, well-fed hunter and roadster
  4. A bicycle, or tricycle, adapted for common roads, rather than for the racing track, usually of classic style & steel-framed.
  5. (Britain, dated) One who drives much; a coach driver.
  6. (Britain, dated, slang) A hunter who keeps to the roads instead of following the hounds across country.
  7. An open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat.
  8. A person who lives along the road.

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