casterless

caster

[kas-ter, kah-ster]
noun Also, castor (for defs 2–5).
1.
a person or thing that casts.
2.
a small wheel on a swivel, set under a piece of furniture, a machine, etc., to facilitate moving it.
3.
a bottle or cruet for holding a condiment.
4.
a stand containing a set of such bottles.
5.
a metal container for sugar, pepper, etc., having a perforated top to permit sprinkling; dredger; muffineer.
6.
Automotive. the angle that the kingpin makes with the vertical. Automobiles are usually designed with the upper end of the kingpin inclined rearward (positive caster) for improved directional stability.
verb (used without object)
7.
(of a wheel) to swivel freely in a horizontal plane.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see cast, -er1

casterless, adjective
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caster (ˈkɑːstə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that casts
2.  Also: castor a bottle with a perforated top for sprinkling sugar, etc, or a stand containing such bottles
3.  Also: castor a small wheel mounted on a swivel so that the wheel tends to turn into its plane of rotation

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caster
"pepper shaker," 1676, on notion of "throwing;" meaning "wheel and swivel attached to furniture" is from 1748, from cast (q.v.) in the old sense of "turn."
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caste   (kāst)  Pronunciation Key 


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A specialized group carrying out a specific function within a colony of social insects. For example, in an ant colony, members of the caste of workers forage for food outside the colony or tend eggs and larvae, while the members of the caste of soldiers, often larger with stronger jaws, are responsible for defense of the colony.
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caste [(kast)]

One of the four hereditary social divisions in Hinduism. Members of any one caste are restricted in their choice of occupation and may have only limited association with members of other castes.

Note: Caste has come to mean a group of persons set apart by economic, social, religious, legal, or political criteria, such as occupation, status, religious denomination, legal privilege, skin color, or some other physical characteristic. Members of a caste tend to associate among themselves and rarely marry outside the caste. Castes are more socially separate from each other than are social classes.
Note: During the height of segregation in the United States, African-Americans were sometimes loosely referred to as a caste.
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