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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coaster  \Coast"er\,  n. 
  1.  A  vessel  employed  in  sailing  along  a  coast,  or  engaged  in 
  the  coasting  trade 
 
  2.  One  who  sails  near  the  shore. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coaster 
  n  1:  a  resident  of  a  coastal  area 
  2:  someone  who  coasts 
  3:  a  covering  (plate  or  mat)  that  protects  the  surface  of  a 
  table  (i.e.,  from  the  condensation  on  a  cold  glass  or 
  bottle) 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  coaster  n.  1.  Unuseable  CD  produced  during  failed  attempt  at 
  writing  to  writeable  or  re-writeable  CD  media.  Certainly  related  to  the 
  coaster-like  shape  of  a  CD  and  the  relative  value  of  these  failures. 
  "I  made  a  lot  of  coasters  before  I  got  a  good  CD."  2.  Useless  CDs 
  received  in  the  mail  from  the  likes  of  AOL,  MSN,  CI$,  Prodigy,  ad  nauseam. 
 
  In  the  U.K.,  `beermat'  is  often  used  in  these  senses 
 
 




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