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A piece of metal pipe filled with an explosive, used primarily to clear a path through barbed wire or to detonate land mines.
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an explosive device in a long metal tube, used to blow gaps in barbed-wire barriers
[C20: named after Bangalore, where it was developed]
a metal tube filled with explosives, used to destroy barbed-wire entanglements or detonate land mines.