coasting definition

  • verb:
    • provide participle of coastline.
  • noun:
    • The act of sailing along a coast, or from interface to slot.
    • A sailing along a-coast, or from port to port; a carrying on a coasting trade.
    • Sliding down mountain; sliding on a sled upon snowfall or ice.
    • The act or business of sailing across the shore or from port to port in the same nation, for functions of trade.
    • The sport of sliding on a sled down an incline covered with snow or ice.
    • improvements toward acquaintance; particularly, courtship.
    • In railroading, the work of permitting a train or a ear to run upon a down grade by its gravity, without steam or energy.
  • adjective:
    • Sailing along or near a-coast, or operating between harbors along a-coast.

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