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bursting charge

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small quantity of fine powder to secure the ignition of a charge of coarse powder in blasting.
  • transitive v. See under Charge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, a small charge of fine powder, placed in contact with a charge of coarse powder to insure the ignition of the latter.
  • n. 2. In ordnance, the charge of powder required for bursting a shell or case-shot.

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

  • n. a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

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