Definition of satchel charge in US English:

satchel charge


  • An explosive on a board fitted with a rope or wire loop for carrying and attaching.

    • ‘First of all, players have access to satchel charges and smoke grenades for detonations and masking attacks.’
    • ‘He grabbed a satchel charge, carefully unclasping the clasp and flipping the tan covering off, revealing plastic explosives and a carefully placed set of syringes.’
    • ‘This hole was blown open by some sort of satchel charge.’
    • ‘His focus is primarily on the grunts who exchanged hand grenades and satchel charges with a determined and skillful enemy.’
    • ‘Two types of grenade can be lobbed, smoke and fragmentation, while the Covert Ops class can also make use of the satchel charge, a somewhat stealthier explosive device that can be thrown and then detonated remotely from cover.’
    • ‘Armored vehicles were hit again and again by antitank weapons, thrown satchel charges, mines, grenades, and various calibers of automatic weapons and small-arms fire.’
    • ‘They disabled the gun cupolas with satchel charges, poured 10,000 gallons of gasoline into the ventilation shafts, lit fuses, and hastily retired to a safe distance.’
    • ‘A small group of us, members of a demolition team, had hoped somehow the mortar positions could be located so they might be quieted with 20-pound satchel charges.’
    • ‘Other specialised equipment includes Bangalore Torpedoes for clearing barbed wire, satchel charges for blasting strongpoints, and flame throwers.’
    • ‘From the useful crowbar, to satchel charges, to the experimental gauss gun, the right weapon for the right situation is essential.’
    • ‘They used sappers (demolition commandos) who would carry or wear satchel charges and purposefully blow themselves up to destroy equipment and fortifications.’
    • ‘Grenades and satchel charges help assaulting troops get through the maze of barbed wire, trenches and pillboxes that litter many of the battlefields.’
    • ‘Shelf after shelf after shelf within the room was chock full of land mines, grenades, rifles, and satchel charges.’