absolute dud


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absolute dud

A nuclear weapon which, when launched at or emplaced on a target, fails to explode.
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Three riders, including a fifty-something, cleared it, which made me feel an absolute dud.
Even if they were pretty bad ballets, that would still be a logistical achievement and a triumph of will, but the enviable thing about Taylor is that almost all of them are pretty good, with the absolute dud being rare enough to be a collector's item.
who discussed AETs at length in his November 2010 report entitled Advanced Evasion Techniques (AET): Weapon of Mass Destruction or Absolute Dud comments: "Evasion techniques are not new, yet still present a credible threat against the network security infrastructure that protects governments, commerce and information-sharing worldwide.