Synonyms for blockbuster

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Our own blockbuster should get there before they fire again.

We used to think that the B-17 was a huge plane, and the blockbuster it carried a huge load.

WORD ORIGIN

also block-buster, big bomb (4,000 pounds or larger, according to some sources), 1942, from block (n.) in the "built-up city square" sense. Entertainment sense is attested from 1957. U.S. sense of "real estate broker who sells a house to a black family on an all-white neighborhood," thus sparking an exodus, is from 1955.

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