HyperDic: fae

English > 1 sense of the word FAE:
NOUNartifactFAE, fuel-air explosivea device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges
FAE > pronunciation
Soundsfay'
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > FAE: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges; the first charge bursts open the fuel container at a predetermined height and spreads the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen; the second charge detonates the cloud which creates an enormous blast wave and incinerates whatever is below.
Synonymfuel-air explosive
Narrowerthermobaric bomb, fuel-air bomb, vacuum bomb, volume-detonation bomb, aerosol bombA bomb that uses a fuel-air explosive
Broaderexplosive devicedevice that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy

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