explosive-actuated device

explosive-actuated device

[ik′splō·sive ‚ak·chə‚wād·əd di‚vīs]
(engineering)
Any of various devices actuated by means of explosive; includes devices actuated either by high explosives or low explosives, whereas propellant-actuated devices include only the latter.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.