He motioned with the blaster and said, "Lead the way to the airlock."
He dropped his hand to the blaster he had taken to wearing at all times and whirled.
On the instant the commander pulled back his fist, Thorus reached out and jerked the blaster from his belt.
One of us leaped at him as he fired the second time, to knock the blaster from his hand.
A mile beyond, he came to the place where he had hidden the blaster.
He brought the blaster into line with it, his finger on the firing stud.
The huge, marvelously fast hands of the humanoid wrenched the blaster out of Douglas's hands and jerked him forward.
The Gern guard was already upon her, his blaster still in his hand.
Barret switched off the teleceiver set and stepped out of the booth to face the muzzle of Astro's blaster.
The barrel of his blaster lashed across the side of her head.
Old English blæst "blowing, breeze, puff of wind," from Proto-Germanic *bles- (cf. Old Norse blastr, Old High German blast "a blowing, blast," German blasen, Gothic blesan "to blow"), from PIE *bhle- "to blow," probably a variant of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
Meaning "explosion" is from 1630s; that of "noisy party, good time" is from 1953, American English slang. Sense of "strong current of air for iron-smelting" (1690s) led to blast furnace and transferred sense in full blast "the extreme" (1839). Blast was the usual word for "a smoke of tobacco" c.1600.
Old English blæstan "to blow, belch forth," from the root of blast (n.). Since 16c., often "to breathe on balefully." Meaning "to blow up by explosion" is from 1758. Related: Blasted; blasting. Blast off (n.) is attested from 1950.
An exclamation of dismay, irritation, frustration, etc; an imprecation • (1630s+)