or door-bust·er

[dawr-buhs-ter, dohr‐]


  1. a retail item that is heavily discounted for a very limited time in order to draw customers to the store.
  2. the price of such an item.
a device used to forcibly open a door.
a person who breaks into a place by force.

Origin of doorbuster

First recorded in 1890–1900; door + buster Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for doorbuster

Contemporary Examples of doorbuster

  • True, true, Thanksgrabbing behemoths like Sears and Kmart are doubling down on doorbuster dementia.

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    Walmart Lifts Black Friday’s Curse

    James Poulos

    November 26, 2014

  • Since the '60s, Black Friday has mutated into its current gargantuan state of tantalizing sales and “doorbuster” deals.

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    Black Friday, Zombie Holiday

    Mike Albo

    November 25, 2009