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baster1

[bey-ster] /ˈbeɪ stər/
noun, Sewing.
1.
a person or thing that bastes.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; baste1 + -er1

baster2

[bey-ster] /ˈbeɪ stər/
noun
1.
a person who bastes meat or other food.
2.
a large glass, plastic, or metal tube with a rubber bulb at one end and a small opening at the other, to be filled with butter, drippings, etc., for basting food as it is cooking.
Origin
1515-25; baste2 + -er1
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  • She took out a set of implements, including an oven baster for blowing off dust and a small scalpel, and set to work.
  • With a measuring cup or meat baster, collect some water near a pond-side plant.
  • Either shake the egg large-end down over a cup or bowl until the contents come out or use a baster to push out the contents.
Word Origin and History for baster
n.

1520s, "one who bastes meat," from baste (v.2); from 1726 as "heavy blow," from baste (v.3).

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