Tast"er (?), n.
One who tastes; especially, one who first tastes food or drink to ascertain its quality.
Thy tutor be thy taster, ere thou eat.
That in which, or by which, anything is tasted, as, a dram cup, a cheese taster, or the like.
One of a peculiar kind of zooids situated on the polyp-stem of certain Siphonophora. They somewhat resemble the feeding zooids, but are destitute of mouths. See Siphonophora.
© Webster 1913.