detonator


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det·o·na·tor

 (dĕt′n-ā′tər)
n.
1. A device, such as a fuse or percussion cap, used to set off an explosive charge.
2. An explosive.

detonator

(ˈdɛtəˌneɪtə)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a small amount of explosive, as in a percussion cap, used to initiate a larger explosion
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a device, such as an electrical generator, used to set off an explosion from a distance
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a substance or object that explodes or is capable of exploding

det•o•na•tor

(ˈdɛt nˌeɪ tər)

n.
a device, as a percussion cap, used to make another substance explode.
[1815–25]

detonator

A device containing a sensitive explosive intended to produce a detonation wave.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detonator - a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosivedetonator - a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive
blasting cap - a small tube filled with detonating substances; used to detonate high explosives
explosive device - device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
percussion cap - a detonator that explodes when struck
Translations
مُفَجِّر، شُعَيْلَةُ الإنْفِجار
rozbuška
detonator
hvellhetta
manyotalı patlatıcı

detonator

[ˈdetəneɪtəʳ] Ndetonador m

detonator

[ˈdɛtəneɪtər] ndétonateur m

detonator

nZünd- or Sprengkapsel f; (Rail) → Nebelsignal nt

detonator

[ˈdɛtəˌneɪtəʳ] ndetonatore m

detonate

(ˈdetəneit) verb
to (cause to) explode violently. This device detonates the bomb.
ˌdetoˈnation noun
an explosion.
ˈdetonator noun
something (especially a piece of equipment) that sets off an explosion.
References in classic literature ?
The pressing of this ball actuates a detonator inside the flask I carry in my pocket.
The detonator is partly mechanical, partly chemical," he explained, with casual condescension.
I am trying to invent a detonator that would adjust itself to all conditions of action, and even to unexpected changes of conditions.
Therefore I would shovel my stuff in heaps at the corners of the streets if I had enough for that; and as I haven't, I do my best by perfecting a really dependable detonator.
The detonator was connected with the screw top of the can.
You can't expect a detonator to be absolutely fool-proof.
I shouldn't wonder if it weren't one of your detonators that made a clean sweep of the man in the park.
So we bit the detonator down for him, shoved in a fuse, and picked him a good fire-stick, while he jolted up with a couple more stiff ones of gin.
Again all was silent and then again it sounded as if someone were walking on detonators and exploding them.
It was Mauki who supplied the key that opened the padlock on the boat, and it was Mauki who equipped the boat with a dozen Winchesters, an immense amount of ammunition, a case of dynamite with detonators and fuse, and ten cases of tobacco.
Once the logger and detonator are connected to the harness wire laid out through all of the holes, the logger receives a signal from the detonator which 'wakes up' once it is clipped to the wire.
The detonator is the key that makes it possible to unlock the chemical energy stored in the dynamite at the appropriate time.