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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coast v. i. [imp. & p. p. Coasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Coasting.]
 1. To draw or keep near; to approach. [Obs.]
 Anon she hears them chant it lustily,
 And all in haste she coasteth to the cry.   --Shak.
 2. To sail by or near the shore.
    The ancients coasted only in their navigation.   --Arbuthnot.
 3. To sail from port to port in the same country.
 4.  To slide down hill; to slide on a sled, upon snow or ice. [Local, U. S.]