(also Allen charge, deadlock charge) A very strong charge given by a judge to a jury, seeking to ensure a verdict: might have been better off had the jury been instructed with a dynamite charge
[1990s+ Lawyers; fr a punning use of charge]
The young man shot out of his chair as if Mr. Thompson had fired a dynamite charge beneath him.
There this fuse was connected with a dynamite charge placed in the crevice of the rock to be destroyed.
He carefully placed the dynamite charge and dropped swiftly down the ledge with wire and battery.
When the dynamite charge goes off, it sends shock waves through the earth in all directions.
Carefully Dobbs placed the dynamite charge, having trouble in keeping it dry until the fuse could be lighted.