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plastic explosive

n.
A moldable doughlike explosive substance that can be detonated by fuse or electrical impulse, often used in making bombs. Also called plastique.
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plastic explosive

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an adhesive jelly-like explosive substance
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plastic explosive

Explosive which is malleable at normal temperatures.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plastic explosive - an explosive material that is easily molded around the object it is intended to destroy
explosive compound - a compound that is explosive
plastic bomb - a bomb made of plastic explosive
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Translations

plastic explosive

n(esplosivo al) plastico
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The former English teacher, from Melvaig, Wester Ross, who was taking the haggis as a gift to a Scots friend in Dublin, said: "As I was going through, security staff pulled me out of the line and said 'We think you have a suspected plastic explosive in your luggage.' "Then they took out the haggis and started examining it.
Mr Pallister said as well as the PE4 plastic explosive, he had a pyrotechnic simulation of a battle sound, three electronic detonators capable of blowing off a person's hand, an ISFE fuse, smoke grenades, 63 magnum cartridges and 44 expanding cartridges.