from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A thin metal cap containing an explosive substance, such as fulminate of mercury, that explodes on being struck.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A small copper cap or cup containing fulminating powder, used in a percussion-lock to explode gunpowder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun a
metalcap found on muzzleloading firearmsthat contains chemical substancessuch as fulminatethat explodeupon impact
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a detonator that explodes when struck
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