detonator [det′'n āt′ər]
- a fuse, percussion cap, etc. for setting off explosives
- an explosive
- A device, such as a fuse or percussion cap, used to set off an explosive charge.
- An explosive.
- A device used to detonate an explosive device etc.
- (rail transport, UK) a small explosive device attached to the railhead to provide an audible warning when a train passes over it.
Three types of detonators for detonating explosive devices In rail transport a detonator is an explosive device that provides an audible warning
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