blasting cap


Definition of blasting cap

: a small explosive device that is combined with a fuse to detonate a larger explosive

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Recent Examples on the Web Many explosives, including Torpex, require a detonation wave created by another explosive charge (such as a blasting cap) to reliably explode. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 14 Oct. 2020 On that date, the crew seized 21 Dehlavieh anti-tank guided missiles, five 358 surface-to-air missiles, 13,000 blasting caps, and components for land-attack cruise missiles and UAVs. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, 20 Feb. 2020 During the search, authorities also found components used in the making of an explosive device to include aerial shells and a blasting cap. Carol Robinson |, al, 14 Feb. 2020 Cron’s opposite-field blast capped a four-run fourth. Dana Gauruder, Twin Cities, 30 Aug. 2019 The missing explosives also include 400 blasting caps, the report said. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, 19 Apr. 2018 Law enforcement officials recovered 350 pounds of dynamite and 400 blasting caps in East Donegal Township, Lancaster County. Erin Arvedlund,, 21 Apr. 2018 The blast cap fizzled as the men held their breath. Billy Perrigo, Time, 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of blasting cap

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Blasting cap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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