Definitions

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  • n. : A neutron star or pulsar with an extremely powerful magnetic field, especially those on which starquakes occur, thought to be the source of some gamma-ray bursts

Etymologies

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Blend of English magnet and pulsar

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  • Fans haunt them in restaurants and bars

    And orbit their houses in cars,

    Thus some who can act

    So strongly attract

    They're Tinseltown's own magnetars.

    February 22, 2016