Blasting barrel | Article about blasting barrel by The Free Dictionary
blasting barrel[′blas·tiŋ ‚bar·əl]
A piece of iron pipe, usually about one-half inch in diameter, used to provide a smooth passageway through the stemming for the miner's squib; it is recovered after each blast and used until destroyed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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