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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A thin metal cap containing an explosive substance, such as fulminate of mercury, that explodes on being struck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a metal cap found on muzzleloading firearms that contains chemical substances such as fulminate that explode upon impact

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small copper cap or cup, containing fulminating powder, and used with a percussion lock to explode gunpowder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small copper cap or cup containing fulminating powder, used in a percussion-lock to explode gunpowder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a detonator that explodes when struck

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