a person or thing that bursts.
Astronomy, x-ray burster.

1850–55; burst + -er1

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burst (bɜːst)
vb , bursts, bursting, burst
1.  to break or cause to break open or apart suddenly and noisily, esp from internal pressure; explode
2.  (intr) to come, go, etc, suddenly and forcibly: he burst into the room
3.  (intr) to be full to the point of breaking open
4.  (intr) to give vent (to) suddenly or loudly: to burst into song
5.  to cause or suffer the rupture of: to burst a blood vessel
6.  a sudden breaking open or apart; explosion
7.  a break; breach; rupture
8.  a sudden display or increase of effort or action; spurt: a burst of speed
9.  a sudden and violent emission, occurrence, or outbreak: a burst of heavy rain; a burst of applause
10.  a volley of fire from a weapon or weapons
11.  broken apart; ruptured: a burst pipe
[Old English berstan; related to Old Norse bresta, Old Frisian bersta, Old High German brestan; compare break]

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Explosive compounds are sealed within the burster tube or the steel projectile body.
Simultaneously, a single conical shaped charge will detonate the burster.
A burster separated the perforations between pages of fanfold output.
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