pow·​der·​man | \ -də(r)ˌman, -mən \
plural powdermen

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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“Powderman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powderman. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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