toaster

A toaster is a device in your kitchen that you use, surprisingly enough, to make toast. You can toast bread in an oven instead, but it's easier with a toaster.

The pop-up toaster was invented in 1921, and those of us who prefer our bread warm and crispy are glad. Before the electric toasters we're familiar with (and their relatives, small plug-in toaster ovens), toast was made by putting bread slices inside long-handled metal frames and holding them over a fire. You can also use this noun to mean "person giving a toast," but this is less common.

Definitions of toaster
  1. noun
    a kitchen appliance (usually electric) for toasting bread
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    type of:
    kitchen appliance
    a home appliance used in preparing food
  2. noun
    someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
    synonyms: wassailer
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    type of:
    admirer, booster, champion, friend, protagonist, supporter
    a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
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