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

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The blasters shoot beams of invisible infrared light. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Nerf's Laser Tag Guns Are Cool, But They Lose What Makes Nerf Great," 17 July 2018 The bounty hunter creeps up behind them and fires his blaster, gunning them down. James Hibberd,, "The Mandalorian unmasked: ‘We did things no Star Wars fan has ever seen’," 5 Sep. 2019 Welly makes two types of blister blasters: kicker stickers for your heels and bandages for finger and toe protection. Rebecca Shinners,, "The $9 Secret Weapon That Keep My Heels Comfortable All Day," 19 June 2019 With a climbing wall, a slide with hanging barriers, a water-blaster and shallow pool, your kids will play all day. Christen A. Johnson,, "Summer’s 12 coolest kids’ toys," 21 July 2019 And then his palm hit a shiny red button and a nitrous blaster went off. Ariel Leve, New York Times, "Bright Lights? Dimmer. Big City? More Distant.," 17 July 2019 The phone has 4GB of RAM, a 4030mAh battery, a USB-C port, an IR blaster, and a MicroSD slot. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Xiaomi’s Mi A3 brings stock Android, OLED display for €249," 17 July 2019 There's the full complement of blasters and the good ol' Neuralyzer, a pen-like device that emits a beam wiping the memories of those who’ve seen alien activity. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Where is heck is Will Smith in 'Men In Black: International' and other burning questions," 13 June 2019 By early afternoon, even adults and neighbors jumped into the fray, grabbing hoses, water blasters, and water balloons before chasing anyone that looked dry. Cristela Guerra,, "Ancient Armenian water celebration comes to Watertown," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of blaster

1575, in the meaning defined above

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