Definition of Detonator

1. Noun. A mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive.

Exact synonyms: Cap, Detonating Device
Specialized synonyms: Blasting Cap, Percussion Cap
Generic synonyms: Explosive Device
Derivative terms: Detonate



Definition of Detonator

1. n. One who, or that which, detonates.

2. n. One that detonates

Definition of Detonator

1. Noun. A device used to detonate an explosive device etc. ¹

2. Noun. (rail transport UK) a small explosive device attached to the railhead to provide an audible warning when a train passes over it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Detonator

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Detonator

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detitanation
detonabilities
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detonatable
detonate
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detonating device
detonating fuse
detonation
detonations
detonative
detonator (current term)
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detorsion
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detort
detorted
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detortion
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Literary usage of Detonator

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1. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Harbour Engineering by Brysson Cunningham (1908)
"most cartridge is fitted with the cap, or detonator, required to produce ... 79 —Electric detonator Fuse inserted in Cartridge. intense local force and heat ..."

2. The Electrical Engineer (1898)
"(4) The voltage which is required by one detonator is determined by using a rheostat or regulating resistance, placed in series with a primary battery of ..."

3. Manufacture of Artillery Ammunition by John Herbert Van Deventer, E. A. Suverkrop, Robert Mawson, Fred Herbert Colvin (1917)
"CHAPTER I THE detonator FUSE—MAKING THE BRITISH detonator MARK 1001—MAKING ... Such an "exploder," known as the British detonator Mark 100, is shown in Fig. ..."

4. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1891)
"On firing, the detonator alone exploded and simply ignited the ... 259 was placed a hollow lead plunger containing a detonator. ..."

5. The Colliery Manager's Handbook: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Laying-out by Caleb Pamely (1898)
"7 (ie, the detonator or electric detonator fuze to be used shall possess an ... 7 detonator," anil also with the name of the explosive, the name of the ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1886)
"To produce complete explosion in a free state, and to develop the great force corresponding to the chemical composition, a powerful detonator is necessary. ..."

7. Handbook of Rock Excavation, Methods and Cost by Halbert Powers Gillette (1916)
"The electric detonator or " platinum fuse," as it is called by some makers, has a composition ... Electric detonator. cap in which A is the shell of copper, ..."

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