delayed action

delayed-action

[dih-leyd-ak-shuhn]
adjective
(of an explosive projectile) exploding some time after hitting the target.
Also, delay-action [dih-ley-ak-shuhn] .


Origin:
1890–95

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delayed action or delay action
 
n
a.  a device for operating a mechanism, such as a camera shutter, a short time after setting
 b.  (as modifier): a delayed-action fuse
 
delay action or delay action
 
n

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