Definition of powderman
1 : one who works with explosives: such as a : one whose work is blasting with powder b : one in charge of the storage and issuance of explosives at a mine c : one who screens and melts trinitrotoluene and fills projectile cases
2 : a worker who blends and heats the powders from which plastics are molded
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