blasting cap

noun

Definition of blasting cap 

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

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The missing explosives also include 400 blasting caps, the report said. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "More explosives than previously thought stolen from work site, ATF says," 19 Apr. 2018 Law enforcement officials recovered 350 pounds of dynamite and 400 blasting caps in East Donegal Township, Lancaster County. Erin Arvedlund, Philly.com, "350 pounds of stolen dynamite, 400 blasting caps recovered in Lancaster County," 21 Apr. 2018 The blast cap fizzled as the men held their breath. Billy Perrigo, Time, "Meet the Double-Amputee Veteran Running 31 Marathons in 31 Days," 12 Oct. 2017

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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