noun gun·pow·der \-ˌpa-dər\

: a dry explosive substance that is used in guns and to break open sections of rock or earth for mining, building roads, etc.

Full Definition of GUNPOWDER

:  an explosive mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur used in gunnery and blasting; broadly :  any of various powders used in guns as propelling charges

First Known Use of GUNPOWDER

15th century

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GUNPOWDER Defined for Kids


noun gun·pow·der \ˈgən-ˌpa-dər\

Definition of GUNPOWDER for Kids

:  an explosive powder used in guns and blasting


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