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shaped charge

noun, Military
1.
a warhead having a concave, hollow end and operating on the Munroe effect.
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  • First, a specially shaped charge of chemical explosives surrounding a plutonium pit goes off.
  • shaped charge jet penetration into nitromethane in support of several experimental series.

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