uncontrolled fragments

uncontrolled fragments

[¦ən·kən′trōld ′frag·məns]
(ordnance)
The segments of the casing propelled outward at detonation of an explosive device in which no design provision has been made to control the size and shape of the segments.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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