improvised explosive device


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improvised explosive device

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a home-made explosive device designed to maim, harass, or kill. Abbreviation: IED

improvised explosive device

A device placed or fabricated in an improvised manner incorporating destuctive, lethal, noxious, pyrotechnic, or incendiary chemicals and designed to destroy, incapacitate, harass, or distract. It may incorporate military stores, but is normally devised from nonmilitary components. Also called IED.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.improvised explosive device - an explosive device that is improvised
explosive device - device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
gasoline bomb, Molotov cocktail, petrol bomb - a crude incendiary bomb made of a bottle filled with flammable liquid and fitted with a rag wick
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