nail bomb


noun

an explosive device packed with nails or similar metal objects that act as shrapnel.

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Origin of nail bomb

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for nail bomb

nail bomb

noun

an explosive device containing nails, used by terrorists to cause serious injuries in crowded situations
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