Definition of cheddite
: a blasting explosive consisting essentially of a mixture of a chlorate or perchlorate (as of potassium) with an aromatic nitro compound (as nitronaphthalene) and usually a fatty substance (as castor oil)
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Origin and Etymology of cheddite
Chedde, town in Haute-Savoie, France, where it was first made + English -ite
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