bursting charge

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Noun1.bursting charge - a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
shot - an explosive charge used in blasting
undercharge - an insufficient charge
rocket fuel, rocket propellant, rocket propellent - an explosive charge that propels a rocket
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They will have new type of gunpowder, propellant bursting charge and detonating fuze.
In external appearance the shell was lead, the iron bottle being concealed, within half an ounce of the finest grained powder was inserted through the nipple by means of a small funnel; this formed the bursting charge" -from Wild Beasts and Their Ways.