explosive device


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Noun1.explosive device - device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energyexplosive 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
I.E.D., IED, improvised explosive device - an explosive device that is improvised
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)
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Two men aged 29 and 53 were arrested on Saturday in connection with an improvised explosive device found by police in Gialia, Paphos.
Breboneria added that authorities found another explosive device near the blast site.
NOWSHERA -- Ten people, including five policemen, suffered injuries on Wednesday when an explosive device went off while being defused by the bomb disposal squad in Hassan Gahri area near Azakhel Payan here on Wednesday.
QUETTA: Levis Force on Saturday foiled terrorists' bid to bomb Quetta-Punjab bound passenger trains in Bolan some 145km far from Quetta defusing planted explosive device alongside railway track.
Quetta -- Two security personnel were martyred and one injured in Balochistan's Harnai district on Thursday after an improvised explosive device targeted a Frontier Corps vehicle.
A COUNCIL'S offices were evacuated after police received reports of an explosive device being in the building.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- At least four Taliban militants were killed and two others were wounded in a premature explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.
One person was killed while 10 others sustained injuries as an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on a motorcycle went off on Chaman's Mall Road, Express News reported on Sunday.
Summary: Guwahati (Assam) [India], May 02 (ANI): The Basistha Police recovered an explosive device from an ultra bus carrying 40 passengers in Guwahati's Lokhra area on Tuesday.
Goodyear Police Department is investigating a case after it was reported that a high school student had bought an explosive device and was planning to detonate it on campus.
Al-Raso, who is from al-Ghanto village in northern Homs, was arrested while she was trying to plant an explosive device near Ekrimah al-Makhzoumi school in Ekrimah neighborhood in Homs.
A police force went to the site where an explosive device had been detonated without causing human causalities and another device, a hoax bomb, was found.