doorbuster

noun
door·​bust·​er | \ ˈdȯr-ˌbə-stər How to pronounce doorbuster (audio) \
plural doorbusters

Definition of doorbuster

US
: a deeply discounted item or price promoted as part of a special sale At night, they slept in sleeping bags and hammocks as they prepared for the year's biggest competition: beating their neighbors to discounted doorbusters.— Abha Bhattarai Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon were the shining stars as all three successfully used heavy marketing strategies and doorbuster prices, especially in electronics, to lure shoppers.— Janet Morrissey

First Known Use of doorbuster

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Doorbuster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doorbuster. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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