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Meaning of TOASTER

Pronunciation:  'towstur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a kitchen appliance (usually electric) for toasting bread
  2. [n]  someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture

TOASTER is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: wassailer
 See Also: admirer, booster, champion, friend, kitchen appliance, protagonist, supporter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Toast"er\, n.
1. One who toasts.

2. A kitchen utensil for toasting bread, cheese, etc.

Computing Dictionary

1. The archetypal really stupid application for an embedded microprocessor controller; often used in comments that imply that a scheme is inappropriate technology (but see elevator controller). "dwim for an assembler? That'd be as silly as running unix on your toaster!"

2. A very, very dumb computer. "You could run this program on any dumb toaster."

See bitty box, get a real computer!, toy, beige toaster.

3. A macintosh, especially the classic mac. Some hold that this is implied by sense 2.

4. A peripheral device. "I bought my box without toasters, but since then I've added two boards and a second disk drive".

This is not usually to be taken literally but, to show off the expansion capabilities of the risc pc, acorn computers ltd. built a seven-slice machine (which they called "the rocket-ship") and installed every imaginable peripheral. In a spare drive bay of the top slice they installed a toaster. This machine was exhibited at various shows where it attracted attention by occasionally ejecting a pizza.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a toaster in your dream, suggests that you are quick witted and quick-thinking. It may also refer to your continuous flow of ideas.