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Webster 1913 Edition


Roaster

Roast′er

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Noun.
1.
One who roasts meat.
2.
A contrivance for roasting.
3.
A pig, or other article of food fit for roasting.

Webster 1828 Edition


Roaster

ROASTER

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Noun.
1.
One that roasts meat; also, a gridiron.
2.
A pig for roasting.

Definition 2022


roaster

roaster

English

Noun

roaster (plural roasters)

  1. One who roasts food.
    • 2011, Ruth A. Johnston, All Things Medieval: An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World
      [] they [professional cooks] had as many as 25 helpers, such as saucerers, larders, roasters, pottagers, bakers, spicers, and fruiterers, not to mention spit turners and scullions.
  2. (cooking) A kitchen utensil used for roasting.
  3. A chicken, pig, etc. suitable for roasting.
  4. One who roasts or banters, especially as a comedy routine.
  5. (planetology, informal) A hot Jupiter.
  6. (Scotland, slang, derogatory) An objectionable person; somebody making a fool of themselves.

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