Definition of amatol in English:
A high explosive consisting of a mixture of TNT and ammonium nitrate.
- This realization also led to the production of minol, a mixture of aluminium and amatol, that could devastate an area 80% larger than TNT alone.
- Secondly, a lot of bombs failed to detonate as many had warheads made of amatol, which was an inefficient explosive.
- Originally these mines had TNT-filling, but Finnish manuals list only mines with amatol filling.
Early 20th century: formed irregularly from am(monium) + tol(uene).
Definition of amatol in:
- US English dictionary
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