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|Noun||1.||explosive device - device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy|
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
detonating device, detonator, cap - a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
FAE, fuel-air explosive - a device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges; the first charge bursts open the fuel container at a predetermined height and spreads the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen; the second charge detonates the cloud which creates an enormous blast wave and incinerates whatever is below
mine - explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel
petard - an explosive device used to break down a gate or wall
seal bomb - a small explosive device (resembling a firecracker) that is used underwater in order to frighten mammals away from fishing grounds
shoe bomb - an explosive device concealed inside the heel and sole of a shoe
torpedo - a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it; the sound of the explosion warns the engineer of danger ahead
torpedo - an explosive device that is set off in an oil well (or a gas well) to start or to increase the flow of oil (or gas)