plastic bomb


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plastic bomb

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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a bomb consisting of a putty-like explosive charge fitted with a detonator and timing device
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Noun1.plastic bomb - a bomb made of plastic explosive
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
plastic explosive, plastique - an explosive material that is easily molded around the object it is intended to destroy
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