Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An offline device used to burst computer printouts.
  • n. An astrophysical object that emits a brief but intense burst of gamma or x-radiation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, bursts (causes to burst).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One that bursts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who bursts; one who breaks in pieces.
  • n. In mining, a blast-hole bored in solid coal not previously made ready for blasting by shearing or holing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

Etymologies

burst +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The kind of white phosphorus artillery shells used as incendiary munitions are those called burster-type white phosphorus, and Global Security explains the difference between the incendiary and smoke rounds in sufficient detail.

    Yourish.com

  • The kind of white phosphorus artillery shells used as incendiary munitions are those called burster-type white phosphorus, and Global Security explains the difference between the incendiary and smoke rounds

    Webloggin

  • Later on in the day I filled the holes in the roof outside with blocks of ice and frozen earth, in fact anything I could find to act as a 'burster' in case of further shelling.

    Q.6.a and Other places Recollections of 1916, 1917 and 1918

  • We had heard an awful report of the commodore, who was called a "burster," and expected sharp times under him; and his manner of taking possession was of a nature to alarm us.

    Ned Myers or, a Life Before the Mast

  • If anything, the WMC is using this info as a bubble-burster for industry insiders who, like those politicos too long in Washington DC, may be out of touch with the rest of the nation.

    The Sierra Gap - and more on American wine consumers | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • Courtesy of that ubiquitous burster of Internet myths Snopes, here are a few famous, infamous, fraudulent, unbelievable (and a few that are true) snake-related e-mail hoaxes.

    Busting 10 Snake-Related Email Hoaxes

  • Courtesy of that ubiquitous burster of Internet myths Snopes, here are a few more famous, infamous, fraudulent, unbelievable (and a few that are true) snake-related e-mail hoaxes.

    Busting 10 Snake-Related Email Hoaxes

  • Yellowstone could erupt, The San Andreas fault could go, we copuld get hit by a rock from space or a gamma ray burster.

    The End-of-the-World Survival Kit

  • The first one will always be the most frightening, because the beast we put together with Giger and all its parts - the face-hugger, the chest-burster, the egg - they were all totally original, and that's hard to follow. ...

    Filmstalker: Ridley Scott talks Alien Prequel

  • In this case, a fine mixture of ground asbestos mixed with some suitable cementing agent, then the necessary hole is bored out for the burster charge and fuse.

    Asbestos - Canada's weapon of world domination!

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