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delayed-action

[dih-leyd-ak-shuh n] /dɪˈleɪdˈæk ʃən/
adjective
1.
(of an explosive projectile) exploding some time after hitting the target.
Also, delay-action
[dih-ley-ak-shuh n] /dɪˈleɪˈæk ʃən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of delayed-action
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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delayed action

noun
1.
  1. a device for operating a mechanism, such as a camera shutter, a short time after setting
  2. (as modifier): a delayed-action fuse
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