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- n. A smokeless propellant made from nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine, developed in the late 19th century.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A smokeless powder containing equal parts of soluble nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A smokeless powder containing a large percentage of nitroglycerin: similar to cordite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an explosive (trade name Ballistite) that burns with relatively little smoke; contains pyrocellulose and is used as a propellant
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