HyperDic: percussion_cap

English > 1 sense of the expression percussion cap:
NOUNartifactpercussion capa detonator that explodes when struck
English > percussion cap: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA detonator that explodes when struck.
Partsmercury fulminate, fulminate of mercury, fulminating mercuryA fulminate that when dry explodes violently if struck or heated
Broaderdetonator, detonating device, capA mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive
Spanishcápsula fulminante
Catalancàpsula fulminant

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