from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A versatile explosive substance in the form of a moldable doughlike solid, used in bombs detonated by fuse or electrical impulse. Also called plastique.
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- n. Any of a number of explosive materials formulated to be soft and hand malleable.
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- n. an explosive material that is easily molded around the object it is intended to destroy
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DMNB and motor oil were the volatile components of composition C-4, a plastic explosive manufactured in the United States and used by the military.
According to the official Saudi investigation, Asiri concealed the bomb in his underwear; it was made of PETN, the same plastic explosive that would be used in the Detroit case, and he exploded the hundred-gram device using a detonator with a chemical fuse, as Abdulmutallab would attempt to do on the Northwest flight.
Then poke a hole in the plastic explosive with the pointy end of the crimpers and slide the cap in.
Secreted in his underwear was a bomb made with eighty grams of PETN, a plastic explosive that was not detected at airport security in Amsterdam or the Nigerian city of Lagos, from where he had originally flown.
Antipersonnel booby traps were usually plastic explosive or TNT and often contained shrapnel or ball bearings — to inflict the most damage they could.