plutonium pit

plutonium pit

noun
a steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives [syn: plutonium trigger
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: plutonium bomb
Next Definition: plutonium trigger
Words Near: plutonium pit
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for plutonium pit
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing plutonium pit
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature