Definition of buster
1a chiefly Midland : someone or something extraordinary a buster of a breakfast — Harriet B. Stoweb : an unusually sturdy childc often capitalized : fellow —usually used as a form of address hey buster, come here
2 chiefly Australia : a sudden violent wind often coming from the south
3 : one that breaks, breaks up, or eliminates something crime busters: such asa : plowb [short for broncobuster] : a person who breaks horses
4 : a bad fall
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These forces systematically destroyed hospitals, including pediatric facilities; decimated civilian housing with bunker-buster bombs and chlorine gas; and refused to allow food or humanitarian aid of any kind into the besieged districts of the city.
Retailers are also increasingly making available online the type of door-buster deals typically reserved for store locations on Black Friday.
Chynna Bleyl and McKayla Fancher were the first two people in line for a door-buster sale at Victoria’s Secret Pink on Friday.
Some of the airstrikes, Mr. Kerry said, included use of incendiary weapons and bunker-buster bombs, heavy-duty explosives that kill indiscriminately.
As a graduate student, everyone wants to be a dogma-buster.
John Oliver made a joke about a new line of shoes, the Fila-busters, the next night on The Daily Show.
The New York Times drops a bunker buster this morning: General Petraeus signed a secret order last year authorizing covert military actions across the Middle East, including in allied nations.
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Definition of buster for English Language Learners
: a person or thing that stops or prevents something
: a person or thing that breaks something apart
—used to address a man who is behaving in a way you do not like
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