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

  • n. An explosive device contained in a metal pipe.

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  • n. an improvised explosive device consisting of blasting powder encased in a metal pipe to increase the blast effect.

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

  • n. a small homemade bomb usually contained in a metal pipe

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Examples

  • Since then the man had survived a pipe bomb explosion, two IRS audits, his right-hand goon Hooky Rothman stubbing his face on the business end of an Ithaca .12 gauge and the shootout outside Sherry’s — chalk that one up to Jack Dragna or shooters from the LAPD, revenge for the cop heads that rolled over the Brenda Allen job.

    The Big Nowhere

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