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
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GUNPOWDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gunpowder for English Language Learners
: a dry explosive substance that is used in guns and to break open sections of rock or earth for mining, building roads, etc.
GUNPOWDER Defined for Kids
Definition of gunpowder for Students
: an explosive powder used in guns and blasting
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