detonator

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English[edit]

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English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

detonate +‎ -or

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛt.ə.neɪ.tə(ɹ)/, /ˈdɛtn̩eɪ.tə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

Three types of detonators for detonating explosive devices
In rail transport a detonator is an explosive device that provides an audible warning

detonator (plural detonators)

  1. A device used to detonate an explosive device etc.
  2. (rail transport, Britain) a small explosive device attached to the railhead to provide an audible warning when a train passes over it.
    • 1960 March, “Talking of Trains: The Slough Derailment”, in Trains Illustrated, page 132:
      Warning messages were relayed to the signalmen at Slough East and Dolphin Junction boxes with such celerity that the up main signals were replaced to danger in front of the express before it finally stopped. The signalman at Dolphin Junction just had time to replace the down main signals and pull the emergency lever to lay detonators in front of the fast approaching 7 p.m. Paddington-Reading train.
  3. (archaic) Any explosive whose action is practically instantaneous.
  4. (obsolete) A gun fired by a percussion cap.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

detonator c (singular definite detonatoren, plural indefinite detonatorer)

  1. A detonator

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from English detonator.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌdeː.toːˈnaː.tɔr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: de‧to‧na‧tor
  • Rhymes: -aːtɔr

Noun[edit]

detonator m (plural detonators, diminutive detonatortje n)

  1. detonator.

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  • Indonesian: detonator

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch detonator, from English detonator.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [d̪et̪oˈnat̪ɔr]
  • Hyphenation: dé‧to‧na‧tor

Noun[edit]

detonator, détonator (plural detonator-detonator, first-person possessive detonatorku, second-person possessive detonatormu, third-person possessive detonatornya)

  1. detonator: a device used to detonate an explosive device etc.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dētonātor

  1. second/third-person singular future passive imperative of dētonō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French détonateur.

Noun[edit]

detonator n (plural detonatoare)

  1. detonator

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