= B =
blitter /blit'r/ n.
[common] A special-purpose chip
or hardware system built to perform blit operations, esp.
used for fast implementation of bit-mapped graphics. The Commodore
Amiga and a few other micros have these, but since 1990 the trend
has been away from them (however, see cycle of reincarnation).
Syn. raster blaster.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.