detonating fuse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n detonating fuse a fuse containing an explosive
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Usage

In literature:

There was a box of detonators, and a lot of cord for fuses.
"The Thirty-nine Steps" by John Buchan
Then he would reach over, pick up his detonator and explosive, and insert them in the tin, the fuse protruding.
"Over The Top" by Arthur Guy Empey
In this case there was no burst, but only a detonation of the fuse.
"Four Months Besieged" by H. H. S. Pearse
Its proximity fuse detonated in the exhaust of a Connie boat, blowing the tube out of position.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The product is shells, cartridges, fuses, and detonators.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
These shells are fused with what are called detonating fuses that burst when the shell touches anything.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Pull up every fuse, and fix fresh detonators to all the charges.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
Hundreds of feet of fuse, hundreds of detonators, and pounds of candles were thrown away.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
He learned to nip detonators on to fuses, and how a stick of giant-powder should be inserted into a firing hole.
"For the Allinson Honor" by Harold Bindloss
It forms the principal ingredient in cap compositions, in many fuses and in detonators.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Jim fitted a detonator to a length of fuse, and stuck it in the cartridge.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
I'll want you to put the detonators on the fuses with me, Jimmy.
"A Damaged Reputation" by Harold Bindloss
Give me two sticks of giant-powder, some fuse, and detonators.
"The Protector" by Harold Bindloss
He wants you to clinch the detonators on the fuses and put them in.
"A Prairie Courtship" by Harold Bindloss
They heard the sound of the detonation of the fuse; they heard the rush of feet toward the exit across the way.
"Chicago's Awful Theater Horror" by Various
A moment later the fuse was cut and the bomb's detonator removed.
"The Gay Triangle" by William Le Queux
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In news:

Cai Guo-Qiang says his favorite artistic moment is the pregnant pause between the lighting of the fuse and the detonation of the gunpowder.
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