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Definitions of gunpowder

  1. a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A black, granular, explosive substance, consisting of an intimate mechanical mixture of niter, charcoal, and sulphur. It is used in gunnery and blasting. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. An explosive substance composed of sulphur, niter, and charcoal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. An explosive powder used for guns and firearms. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Explosive powder, composed of nitre, sulphur, and charcoal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. An explosive mixture of niter, charcoal, and sulfur. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A composition of saltpetre, sulphur, and charcoal, mixed and reduced to a fine powder, then granulated and dried, and used as an explosive; a fine kind of green tea. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. n. A mixture of salpetre, sulphur, and charcoal pulverized, granulated, and dried;—a fine kind of green tea. Cabinet Dictionary
  9. The powder put into guns to be fired. Complete Dictionary

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