Detonating powder
Detonating Det"o*na`ting, a. & n. from {Detonate}. [1913 Webster]

{Detonating gas}, a mixture of two volumes of hydrogen with one volume of oxygen, which explodes with a loud report upon ignition.

{Detonating powder}, any powder or solid substance, as fulminate of mercury, which when struck, explodes with violence and a loud report.

{Detonating primer}, a primer exploded by a fuse; -- used to explode gun cotton in blasting operations.

{Detonating tube}, a strong tube of glass, usually graduated, closed at one end, and furnished with two wires passing through its sides at opposite points, and nearly meeting, for the purpose of exploding gaseous mixtures by an electric spark, as in gas analysis, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Detonating — Det o*na ting, a. & n. from {Detonate}. [1913 Webster] {Detonating gas}, a mixture of two volumes of hydrogen with one volume of oxygen, which explodes with a loud report upon ignition. {Detonating powder}, any powder or solid substance, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detonating gas — Detonating Det o*na ting, a. & n. from {Detonate}. [1913 Webster] {Detonating gas}, a mixture of two volumes of hydrogen with one volume of oxygen, which explodes with a loud report upon ignition. {Detonating powder}, any powder or solid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detonating primer — Detonating Det o*na ting, a. & n. from {Detonate}. [1913 Webster] {Detonating gas}, a mixture of two volumes of hydrogen with one volume of oxygen, which explodes with a loud report upon ignition. {Detonating powder}, any powder or solid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detonating tube — Detonating Det o*na ting, a. & n. from {Detonate}. [1913 Webster] {Detonating gas}, a mixture of two volumes of hydrogen with one volume of oxygen, which explodes with a loud report upon ignition. {Detonating powder}, any powder or solid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • priming-powder — prīˈming powder noun 1. Detonating powder 2. A train of powder • • • Main Entry: ↑prime …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Detonator — Det o*na tor (d[e^]t [ o]*n[=a] t[ e]r), n. One that detonates; specif.: (a) An explosive whose action is practically instantaneous. (b) Something used to detonate a charge, as a detonating fuse. (c) A case containing detonating powder, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detonator (railway) — This illustration from an 1882 Leslie s Monthly portrays an engineer (fireman) finding a torpedo on the track. A railway detonator (called a torpedo in North America) is a device used to make a loud sound as a warning signal to train drivers. The …   Wikipedia

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