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coaster

1. Brit a vessel or trader engaged in coastal commerce
2. West African a European resident on the coast

coaster

[′kō·stər]
(naval architecture)
A small merchant ship, about 200 feet (61 meters) long, which operates near coasts, in rivers and estuaries, and on short ocean passages.

coaster

What a bad CD-R disc is often called. See CD-R and underrun.
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The King Chaos ride was closed to make room for the new coaster.
A rapid vertical ascent follows that sees riders slow for just long enough to take in the stunning view from the 'top hat' of the coaster at its 112m crest.
The residents of the area and heirs set the coaster on fire, Police and Fire brigade team reached the spot and started extinguishing the fire.
Mean Streak has, and always will be a significant part of our roller coaster legacy at Cedar Point," Jason McClure, the vice president and general manager of Cedar Point, said.
North America's fastest and tallest roller coaster is the Kingda Ka at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.
The Matrix Force Super Coaster is the next incarnation of the Thrill Ride.
After you have designed and constructed your rollercoaster, NoLimits 2 serves up a real-time roller coaster experience, from the time the train chugs its way up thefirst slope, to the time it stops to a stop on the exit platform.
The roller coaster at Seaside Heights, New Jersey, in the USA, was destroyed during super storm Sandy.
Until the Formula Rossa roller coaster was built, only a handful of people in the world got to experience what it felt like to be behind the wheel of a Formula 1 race car.
For simple coaster design, they use Working Model, a general-purpose software for dynamic analysis from Design Simulation Technologies Inc.
His portfolio of British coasters includes three at Alton Towers resort in Staffordshire: Nemesis, Europe's first inverted coaster where riders sit in a floorless train suspended under the track, which opened in 1994; Oblivion (1998), the world's first vertical drop roller-coaster where riders plummet into a tunnel; and Air (2002), the world's first coaster that gives the impression of flight, with riders soaring birdlike up and over, down and under.