Synonyms for plutonium-pit

1. plutonium pit (n.)

a steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives

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2. plutonium (n.)

a solid silvery grey radioactive transuranic element whose atoms can be split when bombarded with neutrons; found in minute quantities in uranium ores but is usually synthesized in nuclear reactors; 13 isotopes are known with the most important being plutonium 239

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3. pit (n.)

a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)

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4. pit (v.)

set into opposition or rivalry

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5. pit (v.)

remove the pits from

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6. pit (n.)

a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

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7. pit (n.)

the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed

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8. pit (n.)

an enclosure in which animals are made to fight

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9. pit (n.)

a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it

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10. pit (n.)

a trap in the form of a concealed hole

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