blasting cap

noun

Definition of blasting cap

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

Examples of blasting cap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Pentagon: Death of Soleimani has not stemmed Iranian arms smuggling," 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 | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Bomb components, small arsenal of weapons found during drug raid at Trussville home," 14 Feb. 2020 Cron’s opposite-field blast capped a four-run fourth. Dana Gauruder, Twin Cities, "Streaking Twins pound Tigers early, add one homer in 13-5 rout," 30 Aug. 2019 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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First Known Use of blasting cap

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Blasting cap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blasting%20cap. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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