Blitter: /blit'r/ N. A Special-purpose Chip Or Hardware System Built To Perform {blit} Operations, Esp.

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:blitter: /blit'r/ n. 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 in 1991 the trend is away from
them (however, see {cycle of reincarnation}). Syn. {raster
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary