Allen  charge.Criminal  procedure.  A  supplemental  jury  instruction  given  by  the  court  to

encourage  a  deadlocked  jury,  after  prolonged  deliberations,  to  reach  a  verdict.  Allen  v.  United

States, 164 U.S. 492, 17 S.Ct. 154 (1896). — Also termed dynamite charge; dynamite instruction;

nitroglycerine   charge;   shotgun   instruction;   third-degree   instruction.   [Cases:   Criminal   Law

865(1.5). C.J.S. Criminal Law § 1386.] [Blacks Law 8th]