noun Date: 1574 1. one that coasts: as a. a person engaged in coastal traffic or commerce b. a ship sailing along a coast or engaged in trade between ports of the same country 2. a resident of a seacoast 3. a. a tray or decanter stand usually of silver and sometimes on wheels b. a shallow container or a plate or mat to protect a surface 4. a. a small vehicle (as a sled or wagon) used in coasting b. roller coaster

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