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explosive bolt

[ik′splō·siv ′bōlt]
(aerospace engineering)
A bolt designed to contain a remote-initiated explosive charge which, upon detonation, will shear the bolt or cause it to fail otherwise; applicable to such uses as stage separation of rockets, jettison of expended fuel tanks, and ejection of parachutes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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