Definition of plastique in English:


Syllabification: plas·tique
Pronunciation: /plaˈstēk


  • 1Plastic explosive.
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    • The entire edge and frame of the door was rigged with high-explosive plastique so powerful it would rip the frame open like a can-opener.
    • Troy grimly thumbed the detonator as a trio of eager gunrunners raced forward with what looked like shaped charges of plastique.
    • The Hagensen Sack was a waterproof canvas sack filled with plastique explosives with a length of primacord sticking out.


mid 20th century: French, literally 'plastic' (adjective used as a noun).

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