blaster

noun blast·er \ ˈbla-stər \

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

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First Known Use of blaster

1575


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