A high explosive containing picric acid, used chiefly by the British during the First World War.
Oraciones de ejemplo
- Picric acid or lyddite, used in the Japanese explosive shimose, and tetryl were also highly sensitive, the latter having a higher shattering effect than TNT.
- The divers were able to confirm that the shell, packed with lyddite explosive, was fired either by HMS Swiftsure or HMS Triumph on exercise in the run-up to the Great War.
- Benzole cascaded through the torn plating on to the lyddite below, just as the Imro reversed propellor and pulled its bow clear in a shower of sparks.
Late 19th century: named after Lydd, a town in Kent where the explosive was first tested, + -ite1.
Definición de lyddite en:
¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?
Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.
Muy popular en Reino Unido
Muy popular en Australia
= de moda