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.
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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
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det•o•na•tor

(ˈdɛt nˌeɪ tər)

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

A device containing a sensitive explosive intended to produce a detonation wave.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
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Translations
مُفَجِّر، شُعَيْلَةُ الإنْفِجار
rozbuška
detonator
hvellhetta
manyotalı patlatıcı

detonator

[ˈdetəneɪtəʳ] Ndetonador m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

detonator

[ˈdɛtəneɪtər] ndétonateur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

detonator

nZünd- or Sprengkapsel f; (Rail) → Nebelsignal nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

detonator

[ˈdɛtəˌneɪtəʳ] ndetonatore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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.
"At the perfect detonator - eh?" he sneered, very low.
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."
Your detonators. 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.