Definitions for pipe bomb
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small homemade bomb typically contained in a metal pipe.
Origin of pipe bomb:
a small homemade bomb usually contained in a metal pipe
an improvised explosive device consisting of blasting powder encased in a metal pipe to increase the blast effect.
A pipe bomb is an improvised explosive device, a tightly sealed section of pipe filled with an explosive material. The containment provided by the pipe means that simple low explosives can be used to produce a relatively large explosion, and the fragmentation of the pipe itself creates potentially lethal shrapnel. Premature detonation is a hazard of attempting to construct any homemade bomb, and the materials and methods used with pipe bombs make unintentional detonation incidents common, usually resulting in serious injury or death to the assembler. In many countries the manufacture or possession of a pipe bomb is a serious crime, regardless of its intended use.
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