Origin of high explosive
Related formshigh-ex·plo·sive, adjective
Examples from the Web for high explosive
The high-explosive shrapnel alluded to above is designed primarily for the attack of shielded guns.
Instantly the gunners pressed their triggers and a stream of high-explosive shells issued from the roaring weapons.Triplanetary|Edward Elmer Smith
They are fools who hold that a ton of high-explosive is worth all the rhetoric of Cicero.The Orchard of Tears|Sax Rohmer
This time Kirkwood released three of the high-explosive missiles.Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.|Percy F. Westerman
The action began with the usual bombardment of high-explosive shells.