dud shell

неразорвавшийся снаряд; поддельный (некачественный) снаряд

English-Russian arms dictionary. 2013.

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  • dud — /dud/, n. 1. a device, person, or enterprise that proves to be a failure. 2. a shell or missile that fails to explode after being fired. [1815 25; special use of dud, sing. of DUDS] Syn. 1. fiasco, debacle, fizzle, miscarriage. * * * …   Universalium

  • dud — [dud] n. [prob. < Du dood, dead] Informal 1. a bomb or shell that fails to explode 2. a person or thing that fails or is ineffectual adj. Informal worthless …   English World dictionary

  • dud — c.1825, person in ragged clothing, from DUDS (Cf. duds) (q.v.). Sense extended by 1897 to counterfeit thing, and 1908 to useless, inefficient person or thing. This led naturally in WWI to shell which fails to explode, and thence to expensive… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Shell (projectile) — This article is about the artillery projectile. For the small arms ammunition, see Shotgun shell. Some sectioned shells from the First World War. From left to right: 90 mm fragmentation shell, 120 mm pig iron incendiary shell, 77/14 model 75 mm… …   Wikipedia

  • Dud Lastrapes — William Dudley Dud Lastrapes, Jr. Mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana, USA In office 1980–1992 Preceded by Kenneth F. Kenny Bowen Succeeded by Kenneth F. Kenny Bowen …   Wikipedia

  • dud — /dʌd / (say dud) Colloquial –noun 1. any thing or person that proves a failure. 2. Military a shell, bomb, projectile, etc., that fails to explode after being fired. –adjective 3. useless; defective. –verb (t) (dudded, dudding) 4. to trick; cheat …   Australian English dictionary

  • dud — [[t]dʌd[/t]] n. 1) a device, person, or enterprise that proves to be a failure 2) mil a shell or missile that fails to explode after being fired • Etymology: 1895–1900; cf. earlier dud contemptible person, appar. sing. of duds …   From formal English to slang

  • dud — n. & adj. sl. n. 1 a futile or ineffectual person or thing (a dud at the job). 2 a counterfeit article. 3 a shell etc. that fails to explode. 4 (in pl.) clothes. adj. 1 useless, worthless, unsatisfactory or futile. 2 counterfeit. Etymology: ME:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blind shell — noun 1. a. : a blind loaded shell b. : dud I 5 2. [so called from the closing of the apex at maturity] : a mollusk of the family Caecidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Karl-Gerät — 040 60 cm Karl Gerät Ziu firing in Warsaw, August 1944. Type Self propelled siege mortar Place of origin …   Wikipedia

  • Unexploded ordnance — UXO redirects here. For the canceled video game, see Ultima X: Odyssey. British and Belgian officers stand beside an unexploded German shell in Flanders, during the First World War. Unexploded ordnance (or UXOs/UXBs, sometimes acronymized as UO)… …   Wikipedia

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