- a raised patch of skin, specif. of epidermis, filled with watery matter and caused by a burn, frostbite, rubbing, etc.
- something used or applied to cause a blister
- anything resembling a blister, as on a plant, a coat of paint, etc.
- a bulging, bubblelike projection, usually transparent, used for observation, protection, etc. on an aircraft, train, car, etc.
- a transparent, rigid shell, used to package, protect, and display an article of merchandise
Origin of blisterMiddle English from Dutch bluister or Old French blestre from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to cause blisters to form on
- to beat severely
- to lash with words