1 [bey-ster]
noun Sewing.
a person or thing that bastes.

1880–85; baste1 + -er1 Unabridged


2 [bey-ster]
a person who bastes meat or other food.
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.

1515–25; baste2 + -er1 Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

"heavy blow," 1726, from baste (3).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
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.
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