gunpowder

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noun gun·pow·der \ˈgən-ˌpau̇-dər\

Definition of gunpowder

  1. :  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

15th Century

First Known Use of gunpowder

15th century


GUNPOWDER Defined for English Language Learners

gunpowder

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noun gun·pow·der \ˈgən-ˌpau̇-dər\

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

gunpowder

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noun gun·pow·der \ˈgən-ˌpau̇-dər\

Definition of gunpowder for Students

  1. :  an explosive powder used in guns and blasting



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