blaster

[ blast, blahst ]SEE DEFINITION OF blaster
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I set the screen to throw their blaster beam right back at them.

He took the blaster from his belt and laid it on the ground.

A blaster beam cut into them and a Gern shouted, "The natives!"

He scooped up a blaster from beside a fallen Gern and ran toward it.

The Gern guard was already upon her, his blaster still in his hand.

The barrel of his blaster lashed across the side of her head.

They had fired from a distance too great for his own blaster.

He cradled the blaster on his hip, turned a little away from the officer.

He did not add, as he would have liked that they could have had a blaster.

Mentally, Alan tried to figure the charge remaining in his blaster.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English blæst "blowing, breeze, puff of wind," from Proto-Germanic *bles- (cf. Old Norse blastr, Old High German blast "a blowing, blast," German blasen, Gothic blesan "to blow"), from PIE *bhle- "to blow," probably a variant of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).

Meaning "explosion" is from 1630s; that of "noisy party, good time" is from 1953, American English slang. Sense of "strong current of air for iron-smelting" (1690s) led to blast furnace and transferred sense in full blast "the extreme" (1839). Blast was the usual word for "a smoke of tobacco" c.1600.

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