satisfying split


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It describes a technician preparing a coordinated explosion.

"He works the wired charge into the hole of the column with a sawed-off mop handle until it hits the back of the column with a satisfying split."

"split" gives me pause here : a noise ? a bump ?
  • SwissPete

    Senior Member
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    You have the right idea.
    It's an onomatopoeia. I would call it a "splat", but I never worked with explosives, so I wouldn't know! :)
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