What is dud?

  • (noun): An explosion that fails to occur.
    Synonyms: misfire
    See also — Additional definitions below


A dud is an ammunition round or explosive that fails to fire or detonate, respectively, on time or on command. Poorly designed devices (for example, improvised explosive devices (IEDs)), and small devices, have higher chances of being duds.

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Don Juan (Byron) - Synopsis - Canto VI
... asked to share a couch with the young and lovely 17-year-old Dudù ... Dudù suddenly screams, and awakens agitated, while Juanna still lies asleep and snoring ... The matron of the seraglio decides to place Juanna with another odalisque, but Dudù begs to keep her in her own bed, hiding her face in Juanna's ...
Dud - Other Meanings
... Generally your duds are "your last possessions", what you are wearing and carrying, so nice duds is ironic and possibly an oxymoron ... Other meanings of 'dud' are Duds - 16th century term for "clothes" ... Dud - 17th century term for "worthless" ...
Elitzur–Vaidman Bomb Tester - Problem
... of bombs, some but not all of which are duds ... Suppose that these bombs possess certain properties usable (non-dud) bombs have a photon-triggered sensor, which will absorb an incident photon and detonate ... Dud bombs have a malfunctioning sensor, which will not interact with the photons in any way ...
Jiří Dudáček
... Jiří Dudáček (born April 4, 1962) is a former professional ice hockey right wing ... Dudáček was a star for the Czechoslovak team at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in 1980 and 1981, and was considered by many NHL scouts to be the top junior ... As Czechoslovakia was a Communist country at the time of Dudáček's drafting, bringing him to North America was a difficult proposition for the Sabre organization ...
Dudley Willis Rockwell
... Dudley Willis "Dud" Rockwell was born June 20, 1913, in New Britain, Connecticut ... Dud was the son of Ruth Gowdy Rockwell and Stanley Pickett Rockwell, inventor of the Rockwell scale ... Dud graduated from Yale University Sheffield Scientific School in 1935 with a bachelor of science degree ...

More definitions of "dud":

  • (noun): An event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual.
    Example: "The meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"
    Synonyms: turkey, bomb
  • (adj): Failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive.
    Example: "He stepped on a dud mine"
  • (noun): Someone who is unsuccessful.
    Synonyms: flop, washout