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Gunpowder meaning

gunpowder - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. A black, granular, explosive substance, consisting of an intimate mechanical mixture of niter, charcoal, and sulphur. It is used in gunnery and blasting.
  2. 2. Explosive powder, composed of nitre, sulphur, and charcoal.

gunpowder - examples of usage

  1. I obtained it, even now, only by promising to bring over another cargo of British gunpowder, to fight the Yankees with." - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. Fifty feet forward, and it would have touched off the gunpowder. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. If both parties were right, then it might have been said that all that land between the rivers did not belong to anybody until the title to it should be settled by a military court and gunpowder arguments. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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