Definition of Burster

1. Noun. A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time. "This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"

Exact synonyms: Bursting Charge, Charge, Explosive Charge
Generic synonyms: Explosive
Specialized synonyms: Shot, Undercharge, Rocket Fuel, Rocket Propellant, Rocket Propellent
Derivative terms: Burst, Charge

Definition of Burster

1. n. One that bursts.

Definition of Burster

1. Noun. One who, or that which, bursts (causes to burst). ¹

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Definition of Burster

1. one that bursts [n -S] - See also: bursts

Lexicographical Neighbors of Burster

burst forming unit
burst forth
burst in
burst in on
burst number
burst out
burst out laughing
burst size
burst someone's bubble
burst upon
burster (current term)
bursting charge
bursting explosive
bursting out
bursting pressure
bursts out

Literary usage of Burster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lands of the Slave and the Free: Or, Cuba, The United States, and Canada by Henry Anthony Murray (1857)
"The " Screecher" was a little ahead; gradually the "burster" closes. ... The "burster" is almost abreast. The enraged Kentuckians gather round the captain, ..."

2. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1893)
"Australian Weather—"The Southerly burster."—The Hon. Ralph Abercromby has given to the Royal Society of New South Wales the sum of £100 ..."

3. The Science Record edited by Alfred Ely Beach (1875)
"The burster was PROF. ABEL'S WET GUN-COTTON SHELL, 5i- inches long, and contained 672 grains of dry compressed gun-cotton. The detonating cap consisted of ..."

4. What We Saw in Australia by Rosamond Davenport Hill, Florence Davenport Hill (1875)
"... The Gap — Wreck of the 'Dunbar'—Port Jackson — Sydney — " Southerly burster." WE had from the first resolved to start homeward from Australia before the ..."

5. Ocean-work, ancient and modern: or, Evenings on sea and land by Joseph Hall Wright (1845)
"THE OCEAN AS EARTH-burster. Char. WHO but the supreme Creator of all could have devised a plan by which order and beauty should cover the earth, ..."

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