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Definition of detonator:

  1. A case containing detonating powder, the explosion of which serves as a signal, as on railroads.
  2. A gun fired by a percussion cap.
  3. An explosive whose action is practically instantaneous.
  4. One that detonates
  5. One who, or that which, detonates.
  6. Something used to detonate a charge, as a detonating fuse.

Synonyms:

jacket, cap, ceiling, nitroglycerin, payload, detonating device, hood, roof, shrapnel, chapiter, jacket crown, charge, pin, crownwork, fuse, warhead, crown, capital, pileus.

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