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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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To date, many high-speed accelerator roller coasters, also known as launch coasters, use hydraulics to provide the initial rapid getaway.
Still, he and his team believe their findings certainly warrant further investigation, and they plan to test more kidney models and different sizes of kidney stones on a variety of roller coasters.
After a long tenure as one of the biggest rides in the famous Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, the giant wooden roller coaster known as "Mean Streak" will shut down for good next month, park officials announced Monday.
Some roller coasters have you standing the entire ride.
From the new site you can read actual trip advisor reviews, contact the coaster, get directions, visit their social media pages, watch ride “POV” Videos and learn about this exciting new ride.
NoLimits 2 includes a full-featured roller coaster editor that uses a CAD-style wire-frame display to build a custom coaster.
Americans Adam Spivak, Philip A Guarno, John R Kirkwood and Aaron Monroe Rye earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records for riding 74 different roller coasters in 10 parks in just 24 hours on August 9, 2001.
The plane-themed X-Flight is one of the first wing coasters in the U.
With one little pull on a string (and a few taps of his foot), Goebel sent thousands of coasters and hundreds of working hours crashing down.
In designing roller coasters, for example, you want the acceleration to be thrilling, but not so great that people black out.
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.
The Seat Saver coaster is designed to fit over the neck of a bottle to allow a bar patron to stake their claim to the bottle, and to the seat.