infernal machine


noun

a concealed or disguised explosive device intended to destroy life or property.

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Origin of infernal machine

First recorded in 1800–10
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Example sentences from the Web for infernal machine

  • Suddenly, as he crossed the threshold, he remembered the infernal-machine.

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British Dictionary definitions for infernal machine

infernal machine

noun

archaic a usually disguised explosive device or booby trap
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