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Percussion cap   /pərkˈəʃən kæp/   Listen
Percussion cap

noun
1.
A detonator that explodes when struck.






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"Percussion cap" Quotes from Famous Books



... began to be aware of a wonderful revolution, compared to which the fire of Mittwalden Palace was but a crack and flash of a percussion cap. The countenance with which the pines regarded her began insensibly to change; the grass, too, short as it was, and the whole winding staircase of the brook's course, began to wear a solemn freshness of appearance. And this ...
— English: Composition and Literature • W. F. (William Franklin) Webster



Words linked to "Percussion cap" :   cap, detonator, mercury fulminate, fulminating mercury, fulminate of mercury, detonating device



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