detonator
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈdɛt.ə.neɪ.tə(ɹ)/, /ˈdɛtn̩eɪ.tə(ɹ)/
Noun

detonator (plural detonators)

  1. A device used to detonate an explosive device etc.
  2. (rail transport, UK) a small explosive device attached to the railhead to provide an audible warning when a train passes over it.
  3. (archaic) Any explosive whose action is practically instantaneous.
  4. (obsolete) A gun fired by a percussion cap.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: железнодорожный



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