from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An explosive mixture composed of nitroglycerine, guncotton, wood pulp, and potassium nitrate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An explosive mixture of nitroglycerine and nitrate absorbed onto a base of wood pulp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trade-name for an explosive of the dynamite class, consisting of 65 parts of gelatin (96 percent, nitroglycerin and 4 per cent. nitrocotton) and 35 parts of dope (75 per cent. sodium nitrate, 1 per cent. sodium carbonate, and 24 per cent. wood-pulp).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a type of dynamite in which the nitroglycerin is absorbed in a base of wood pulp and sodium or potassium nitrate
gel(atin) + Latin ignis, fire + -ite1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)