high explosive

high explosive
High explosive is used before these nouns: ↑bomb, ↑shell

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  • high explosive — high explosives N VAR High explosive is an extremely powerful explosive substance …   English dictionary

  • high explosive — high explosive, adj. a class of explosive, as TNT, in which the reaction is so rapid as to be practically instantaneous, used in shells and bombs. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • high explosive — ► NOUN ▪ a powerful chemical explosive of the kind used in shells and bombs …   English terms dictionary

  • high explosive — n. any explosive in which the combustion of the particles is so rapid as to be virtually simultaneous throughout the mass, so that it has great shattering effect …   English World dictionary

  • high-explosive — highˈ explōsive adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑high …   Useful english dictionary

  • high explosive — index bomb Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • high explosive — noun a powerful chemical explosive that produces gas at a very high rate (Freq. 2) • Ant: ↑low explosive • Hypernyms: ↑explosive, ↑weapon of mass destruction, ↑WMD, ↑W.M.D. • …   Useful english dictionary

  • high explosive — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms high explosive : singular high explosive plural high explosives a substance that produces a quick and powerful explosion and is often used in bombs …   English dictionary

  • high explosive — brizantinė sprogstamoji medžiaga statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Sprogstamoji medžiaga iki 2–2,5 užtaiso spindulio atstumu intensyviai suardanti sprogimo vietą. atitikmenys: angl. blasting explosive; high explosive rus. бризантное взрывчатое …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • High explosive squash head — (HESH) is a type of explosive ammunition that is effective against buildings and is also used against tank armour. It was fielded chiefly by the British Army as the main explosive round of its main battle tanks during the Cold War. It was also… …   Wikipedia

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