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shaped charge

Syllabification: shaped charge

Definition of shaped charge in English:

noun

An explosive charge with a cavity that focuses the blast into a small area.
Example sentences
  • Their proliferation of plastique explosives, shaped charges, and remote detonation just aren't enough!
  • The shaped charge of an RPG explosive warhead is designed to shoot a rapier-like jet of hot copper into the target, invariably resulting in loss of life and the probable destruction of the armoured vehicle or tank.
  • These changes reflect the development of ever more powerful antitank weapons - depleted uranium rods and so-called shaped charges (explosives configured to create a jet of hot metal that burns its way through armour).

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