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.
(of a wheel) to swivel freely in a horizontal plane.
a person or thing that casts
Also castor. a bottle with a perforated top for sprinkling sugar, etc, or a stand containing such bottles
Also castor. a small wheel mounted on a swivel so that the wheel tends to turn into its plane of rotation
“person or thing that casts,” late 14c. (also sometimes castor), agent noun from cast (v.). Meaning “pepper shaker, small perforated container” is from 1670s, on notion of “throwing.”
“wheel and swivel attached to furniture,” 1748, agent noun from cast (v.) in the old sense of “turn.” Also sometimes castor.
- Casters-up mode
casters-up mode [IBM, probably from slang belly up] Yet another synonym for “broken” or “down”. Usually connotes a major failure. A system (hardware or software) which is “down” may be already being restarted before the failure is noticed, whereas one which is “casters up” is usually a good excuse to take the rest of the […]
Sociology. an endogamous and hereditary social group limited to persons of the same rank, occupation, economic position, etc., and having mores distinguishing it from other such groups. any rigid system of social distinctions. Hinduism. any of the social divisions into which Hindu society is traditionally divided, each caste having its own privileges and limitations, transferred […]
to criticize or reprimand severely. to punish in order to correct. Contemporary Examples Gingrich also scored points with the media elite that he loves to castigate. Newt Gingrich Doubles Down in Defending Stance on Illegal Immigration Howard Kurtz November 23, 2011 Matt Bennett, of the Democratic group Third Way, expects Democrats to castigate the Tea […]
to criticize or reprimand severely. to punish in order to correct. Historical Examples A certain marquis had been thrashed with a walking-stick, but showed no disposition to take vengeance on his castigator. Old and New Paris, v. 1 Henry Sutherland Edwards verb (transitive) to rebuke or criticize in a severe manner; chastise v. c.1600, from […]