Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Charcoal made ready for the admixture of the other constituent materials of gunpowder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Charcoal prepared for making powder.

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  • noun chemistry, obsolete charcoal prepared for making gunpowder

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