propellant-actuated device

propellant-actuated device

[prə′pel·ənt ¦ak·chə‚wād·əd di‚vīs]
(engineering)
A device that employs the energy supplied by the gases produced by burning propellants to accomplish or initiate a mechanical action other than propelling a projectile.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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