powder keg(redirected from powder kegs)
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1. A small cask for holding gunpowder or other explosives.
2. A potentially explosive situation or thing.
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a small barrel used to hold gunpowder
2. informal a potential source or scene of violence, disaster, etc
1. a small, metal, barrellike container for gunpowder or blasting powder.
2. a potentially dangerous situation.