Det"o*na`tor (det"O*nA`tər), n.

One who, or that which, detonates.

 

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Det"o*na`tor (?), n.

One that detonates; specif.:

(a)

An explosive whose action is practically instantaneous.

(b)

Something used to detonate a charge, as a detonating fuse.

(c)

A case containing detonating powder, the explosion of which serves as a signal, as on railroads.

(d)

A gun fired by a percussion cap. [Obs.]

 

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