blasting cap

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blasting cap

[′blas·tiŋ ‚kap]
(engineering)
A copper shell closed at one end and containing a charge of detonating compound, which is ignited by electric current or the spark of a fuse; used for detonating high explosives.

blasting cap

A metallic tube closed at one end, containing a charge of one or more detonating compounds, and designed for and capable of detonation from the sparks or flame from a safety fuse inserted and crimped into the open end.
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