Meaning of amorce in English:


Pronunciation /əˈmɔːs/


  • A small packet or container filled with explosive material which can be detonated by striking or friction; especially a cap used in a toy gun.


Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From French amorce, specific use of amorce bait, lure, use as noun of past participle of amordre to bite at, to take a bait from classical Latin admordēre to bite at from ad- + mordēre to bite.