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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: cast 'to turn' (15-20 centuries); CAST1

caster

noun
     
cast‧er , castor [countable]
1TD a small wheel fixed to the bottom of a piece of furniture so that it can move in any direction
2 British EnglishDFU a small container with holes in the top, used to spread sugar, salt etc on food [= shaker American English]
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