detonator

DEFINITIONS OF: detonator

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n a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive

Synonyms:
cap, detonating device
Types:
blasting cap
a small tube filled with detonating substances; used to detonate high explosives
percussion cap
a detonator that explodes when struck
Type of:
explosive device
device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
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