Caster Cast"er, n. 1. One who casts; as, caster of stones, etc.; a caster of cannon; a caster of accounts. [1913 Webster]

2. A vial, cruet, or other small vessel, used to contain condiments at the table; as, a set of casters. [1913 Webster]

3. A stand to hold a set of cruets. [1913 Webster]

4. A small wheel on a swivel, on which furniture is supported and moved. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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