blaster

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noun blast·er \ ˈbla-stər \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

First Known Use of blaster

1575


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