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plastic explosive

a puttylike substance that contains an explosive charge, and is detonated by fuse or by remote control: used especially by terrorists and in guerrilla warfare.
Also called plastique.
Origin of plastic explosive
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for plastic explosive
  • The warhead impacts the outer armor of the tank, squashing its deformable plastic explosive head against the outer armor.
  • The primer cord, a starter for plastic explosive, somehow ignited.
  • My biggest fear is that somebody tries to smuggle a plastic explosive on board inside their large intestine.
British Dictionary definitions for plastic explosive

plastic explosive

an adhesive jelly-like explosive substance
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Contemporary definitions for plastic explosive

a puttylike explosive material that is easily molded around the object it is intended to destroy's 21st Century Lexicon
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