Simple Definition of gunpowder
: 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
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Definition of gunpowder for Students
: an explosive powder used in guns and blasting
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