Meaning of hastener in English:


Pronunciation /ˈheɪs(ə)nə/


  • 1A person who or thing which hastens something.

  • 2 military slang A letter requesting a reply to previous correspondence.

  • 3British, Midlands English dialect, historical A metal stand or screen used to reflect the heat of a fire back on to a roasting joint of meat. Compare haster , meat-screen .


Late 16th century; earliest use found in George Pettie (c1548–1589), writer of romances. From hasten + -er.