Booster


Booster

Booster may refer to:

In science and technology:
* Booster (electric power), a motor-generator set used for voltage regulation in direct current electrical power circuits
* Booster dose, or booster shot, in medicine, a vaccination given after a previous vaccination
* Booster rocket used in space flight to provide the main thrust in the initial phase of the rocket's flight
* Booster engine, extra cylinders on a steam locomotive, driving the trailing truck or a tender truck, to give more power on starting
* Explosive booster, a bridge between a low energy explosive and a low sensitivity explosive
* A co-channel repeater in broadcasting, used to improve signal strength

In amusement park rides:
* Booster (Fabbri ride), a pendulum ride manufactured by Fabbri
* Booster (HUSS ride), a ride similar to Breakdance manufactured by HUSS Maschinenfabrik
* Booster (KMG ride), a pendulum ride manufactured by KMG

In other uses:
* Booster (movie character), a character in the animated television series "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"
* Booster (sports), a member of a Booster club, which provides support to a school athletic team or other organization
* Booster pack, a packaged set of collectible game cards or figurines that supplements the starter packs
* Booster seat, a type of infant or baby car seat
* A member of an organized shoplifting ring
* A character in the video game ""
* A person or group that engages in boosterism

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  • booster — [ bustɶr ] n. m. • 1934; mot angl. amér., proprt « accélérateur » 1 ♦ Astronaut. Propulseur externe auxiliaire destiné à accentuer la poussée des engins spatiaux. « À une altitude de 12 000 pieds, le booster se détache » (Le Monde, 1972). Recomm …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Booster — steht für: den Booster Effekt bei Impfungen, siehe Impfung #Auffrischung einen Hilfsantrieb bei Dampflokomotiven, siehe Booster (Dampflokomotive) in den USA eine Diesellokomotive ohne Führerstand (sogenannte B Unit), siehe Mehrfachtraktion#A Unit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Booster — Boost er (b[=oo]st [ e]r), n. 1. (Elec.) An instrument for regulating the electro motive force in an alternating current circuit; so called because used to boost , or raise, the pressure in the circuit. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. an enthusiastic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Booster Fm — Booster FM, dont le nom officiellement déclaré au CSA est Booster, est une radio associative émettant à Toulouse sur la fréquence 106,8 MHz. Cette radio a changé de nom à deux reprises : RBM pour Radio Bruguières Musique dans les années 1980 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • booster — s.n. 1. Motor cu abur auxiliar care antrenează roţile libere purtătoare ale unor locomotive cu abur pentru mărirea forţei de tracţiune. 2. (Electr., telec.) Generator auxiliar pentru sporirea tensiunii; survoltor. [pron. bús ter. / < engl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Booster FM — Booster FM, dont le nom officiellement déclaré au CSA est Booster, est une radio associative émettant à Toulouse sur la fréquence 106,8 MHz. Cette radio a changé de nom à deux reprises : RBM pour Radio Bruguières Musique dans les années 1980 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Booster — Booster, amerikanische Bezeichnung für eine Zusatzmaschine zur Spannungsregelung in den Hauptleitungssträngen elektrischer Starkstromanlagen. In den zu regulierenden Hauptleitungsstrang wird eine kleine Dynamomaschine, z.B. die Lahmeyersche… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • booster — ☆ booster [bo͞os′tər ] n. 1. a person who boosts; enthusiastic supporter 2. Elec. a device for controlling or varying the voltage in a circuit 3. Radio & TVRadio TV an amplifier between the antenna and the receiver 4. any device that provides… …   English World dictionary

  • booster — 1890, one who boosts something, agent noun from BOOST (Cf. boost) (v.). Electrical sense is recorded from 1894. Young child s booster chair is attested under that name from 1960 …   Etymology dictionary

  • booster — / bu:stə/, it. / buster/ s. ingl. [der. di (to ) boost spingere ], usato in ital. al masch. 1. (tecn.) ▶◀ motore ausiliario, [spec. su aeromobili] propulsore ausiliario. 2. (mus.) [negli impianti stereo di autoveicoli] ▶◀ amplificatore …   Enciclopedia Italiana