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burster

[ bur-ster ]

noun

  1. a person or thing that bursts.
  2. Astronomy. x-ray burster.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of burster1

First recorded in 1850–55; burst + -er 1

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Example Sentences

The "Burster" was a St. Louis boat, having on board a lot of wild back-woodsmen, &c.

Soon a cry of exultation is heard on board the "Burster," as she shoots up close to her rival.

Over 1,000 of these weapons fired a bomb or shell carrying a burster exceeding 90 lbs.

We will listen to Harry as he described in his journal their experience with a southerly burster.

The burster died away along in the evening, and, though the streets were wet in many places, our friends went out for a stroll.

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