positive caster

noun Automotive.
See under caster ( def 6 ).
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[kas-ter, kah-ster]
noun Also, castor (for defs 2–5).
a person or thing that casts.
a small wheel on a swivel, set under a piece of furniture, a machine, etc., to facilitate moving it.
a bottle or cruet for holding a condiment.
a stand containing a set of such bottles.
a metal container for sugar, pepper, etc., having a perforated top to permit sprinkling; dredger; muffineer.
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)
(of a wheel) to swivel freely in a horizontal plane.

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

casterless, adjective
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caster (ˈkɑːstə)
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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Word Origin & History

"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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Example sentences
If the caster is different from side to side, the vehicle will pull to the side with the less positive caster.
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