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primer cord

1. n. [Perforating]

 A cord containing high-explosive material sheathed in a flexible outer case, which is used to connect the detonator to the main high explosive. This provides an extremely rapid initiation sequence that can be used to fire several charges simultaneously.

Synonyms: detonating cord

See: high explosive

Diagram of perforating charge.
Perforating charge.

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