from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who carries or sets explosives.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A boy employed on ships to carry powder from the magazine to the guns.
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- noun informal An
explosives expert. A person who sets explosives.
- noun nautical The persons employed to carry
gun powderfrom the ship's magazineto the gun deckduring a battle; in the 18th century Royal British and U. S. Navies, this task (also carrying water) during battles became a permanent nickname for the ship's cabin boysand apprentice seamen.
- noun skiing, snowboarding, informal A
skieror snowboarderwho avidly seeks out the “ powder” (light, dry, fluffy snow).
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- noun someone who carries explosives (as from the magazine to the guns on board a warship)
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