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1A person or thing that emits or uses blasts:‘blasters were paid according to how much rock they broke’
- 1.1 (in science fiction) a gunlike weapon that can destroy something solid, typically using light or sound energy:‘don't try to stand in the way of laser blasters’‘where was a super sonic death ray blaster gun when you needed one?’
- 1.2 A move in which a ball is kicked or struck forcefully:‘he let fly with a 35-yard blaster’
- 1.1 (in science fiction) a gunlike weapon that can destroy something solid, typically using light or sound energy:
2A type of physical exercise intended to strengthen specific muscle groups:‘the glute blaster’‘squats represent a total blaster for quads’
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