blast·​er | \ ˈbla-stər How to pronounce blaster (audio) \

Definition of blaster

: someone or something that blasts something: such as
a : one whose work is shattering or demolishing something (such as rock) with an explosive device or agent Demolition companies that level buildings with explosive charges—and so are called blasters—have been letting the team plant transmitters in the ill-fated structures …— Peter Weiss At work in their gaslit catacomb the laborers split into the specialty groups that would become standard in tunnel driving: drillers and blasters worked the heading, blasting out the raw rock …— Donald Dale Jackson
b : something that produces a loud sound specifically : a radio with powerful speakers : ghetto blaster … he listens to alternative rock—Live, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Green Day—very loud, dutifully shouting answers over the blaster and the hair dryer. — Fred Schruers

Examples of blaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Riders disembark into the Star Destroyer’s massive landing bay, where an army of Stormtroopers armed with blasters patrol the area as Tie Fighters fly off into the galaxy in the background. cleveland, "I rode Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World so you don’t have to," 25 Dec. 2019 Most of the changes have revolved around the milliseconds between the characters firing their blasters. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "The Han and Greedo shooting scene changed again (and probably not the way you wanted)," 13 Nov. 2019 There’s a sandbox filled with clay-like Kinetic Sand, a Nerf blaster target practice range and an Cra-Z-Art studio where kids can make slime. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "After going out of business, Toys R Us returns to Houston with more interactive store," 6 Dec. 2019 Using a special box of puzzles from the educational Breakout EDU program, the original set of clues were based on computer programs from the ’80s such as math blaster. Elizabeth Owens-schiele,, "‘Escape’ event at Indian Trails library offered tweens a glimpse into the ’80s," 30 Sep. 2019 Among Nerf's collection of Star Wars plastic arms, the First Order Stormtrooper blaster looks and fires the best. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Star Wars Toys for Any Aspiring Jedi," 27 Mar. 2019 The bounty killer’s body falls over, and smoke rises from Cara Dune’s blaster. Alex Kane, USA TODAY, "The Mandalorian recap: Chapter 4 'Sanctuary'," 29 Nov. 2019 The AirPod Pros look like little laser blasters or hair dryers outside the ear, but nothing revolutionary when worn. Heather Kelly, Washington Post, "The unconventional guide to buying wireless earbuds," 29 Nov. 2019 Cal’s lightsaber is deadly, but so are the blasters and stun batons of the Stormtrooopers. Matthew Gault, Time, "‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ Is the First Great Star Wars Video Game in a Decade," 16 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of blaster

1575, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jan 2020

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“Blaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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