firing button

firing button

[′fīr·iŋ ‚bət·ən]
(electricity)
A button or switch for firing guns or rockets.
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Some e-cigarettes have features such as firing button locks, vent holes, and protection against overcharging.
In the Battle of Britain in the summer and autumn of 1940, the Welshman was in the cockpit of his Hawker Hurricane when he pressed his firing button with a Dornier D017 firmly in his sights on August 16, the start of a purple patch that lasted until September 30.
I worked at Castle Bromwich during 1944/45 as a final inspector in C Block and was responsible for the inspection of the controls, undercarriage flaps, ailerons, also Browning Guns after they were fitted in the wings, the firing button on the joystick etc.
In one incident, the Sea Tiger prepares to torpedo a docked Japanese tanker when Crandall accidentally hits the firing button and torpedoes an unintended target on shore.
At the end of this ribbon was a concealed firing button.
My SAS "Slide Auto Safety" (TM) is built right into the firing button and releases the safety catch, in the same single motion with which you fire the blade, one split-second before the blade opens.
I thought, "Here we are with pounds 50million-worth of technology and the flaming firing button doesn't work.
Wrexham's mayor pressed the firing button and set off the planned destruction watched by 80 spectators.
It's lights, music and action all the way and Mac has his finger firmly on the firing button.
Churchill was bending down in front of one of my guns and his wife went to press the firing button,' Mr Sanders said.
Finally, with the adapter removed, the stainless steel drug chamber of the Medi-Jector is held against the skin and the firing button is pressed.
J Finger on the firing button BANG TO RIGHTS Z Cheryl Cole gets set to blow up a Simon Cowell dummy on her morale-boosting visit to our troops in Afghanistan