ETYM Prop a striker. Related to Buffet a blow.
1. A cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact; SYN. fender.
2. Metaphorically, any protective mechanism.
3. A power tool used to buff surfaces; SYN. polisher.
1. One that bursts
2. The celestial source of an outburst of radiation (as X rays)
A device used to burst, or break apart at the perforations, fanfold continuous-feed paper.
1. One who, or that which, separates.
2. (Mining) An apparatus for sorting pulverized ores into grades, or separating them from gangue.