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burster

[′bər·stər]
(astronomy)
A celestial source of radiation, such as x-rays or gamma rays, that is very intense for brief periods of time and whose nature has not yet been established.
(botany)
An abnormally double flower having the calyx split or fragmented.
(computer science)
An off-line device in a computer system used to separate the continuous roll of paper produced as output from a printer into individual sheets, generally along perforations in the roll.
(ordnance)
An explosive element used in chemical ammunition such as bombs, mines, and shells to open the container and disperse the contents.

burster

A mechanical device that separates continuous paper forms into cut sheets. A burster can be attached to the end of a collator, which separates multipart forms into single parts.


A Digital Printing Plant
These Model 2140 digital printing presses from Oce Printing Systems feed paper to the trimmer (middle) and then to a burster (left), which separates and stacks the pages. (Image courtesy of Oce Printing Systems USA.)
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