detonator

[ UK /dˈɛtənˌe‍ɪtɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛtəˌneɪtɝ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive
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How To Use detonator In A Sentence

  • It failed to explode only because of a faulty detonator.
  • And in his moment's pause the father jumped forward, grasping for the detonator.
  • The detonators can be configured to respond, universally, to a broadcast address or signal.
  • POF have extensive facilities for the manufacture of fuzes, detonators, and primers as detailed below.
  • The fusillade to protect his retreat began and as he went, keeping low, he dragged with him the spool of wire to be connected to the detonator.
  • Picric acid, when heated, burns with a luminous and smoky flame, and may be burnt away in large quantity without explosion; but the mere contact of certain metallic oxides, with picric acid, in the presence of heat, develops powerful explosives, which are capable of acting as detonators to an indefinite amount of the acid, wet or dry, which is within reach of their detonative influence. Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise
  • He had separated the fuse and the detonator from the plastic explosive.
  • Pentrite can explode without a detonator if it receives a severe blow or strong friction.
  • In a plea agreement, Jakubec acknowledged making and storing explosives and weapons at his ranch-style home in Escondido, including nine detonators, 13 grenade hulls and large quantities of the highly unstable Hexamethylene triperoxide diamine, or HMDT, which can explode by someone stepping on it. California man to be sentenced for bomb-laden home
  • A detonator is any device containing an explosive that is actuated by heat, percussion, friction, or electricity.
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