- air forced into a furnace by a blower to increase the rate of combustion.
- a jet of steam directed up a smokestack, as of a steam locomotive, to increase draft.
- a draft thus increased.
- a party or riotously good time: Did we have a blast last night!
- something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment; thrill; treat: My new electronic game is a blast.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- (of a rocket) to leave a launch pad under its own power.
- (of an astronaut) to travel aloft in a rocket.
Origin of blast
Related formsblast·er, nounblast·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for blaster
With her, a blaster level in his hand, and his crew at his back, was Captain Jareth.Bride of the Dark One|Florence Verbell Brown
He launched himself straight at the throat of Vahr Farg's son—and into the muzzle of Vahr's blaster.The Keeper|Henry Beam Piper
His hand trembled as he jammed the blaster back beneath his belt.The Cartels Jungle|Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Firelight made plain his off-world dress, and he swung up a blaster, aiming at the nearest of the waiting beasts.Voodoo Planet|Andre Norton
For the past three nights he had not let the blaster get beyond quick reach of his hand, even when in bed.Cry from a Far Planet|Tom Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for blaster
- the rapid movement of air away from the centre of an explosion, combustion of rocket fuel, etc
- a wave of overpressure caused by an explosion; shock wave
Derived Formsblaster, noun
Word Origin for blast
Idioms and Phrases with blaster
In addition to the idiom beginning with blast
- blast off
- full blast