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Noun: fuel-air explosive
  1. A device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges; the first charge bursts open the fuel container at a predetermined height and spreads the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen; the second charge detonates the cloud which creates an enormous blast wave and incinerates whatever is below
    - FAE

Derived forms: fuel-air explosives

Type of: explosive device

Encyclopedia: Fuel-air explosive