smokeless powder


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smokeless powder

n.
A relatively smoke-free propellant charge composed mainly of nitrocellulose, used in projectiles and small artillery rockets.

smokeless powder

n
(Elements & Compounds) any one of a number of explosives that burn with relatively little smoke. They consist mainly of nitrocellulose and are used as propellants

smoke′less pow′der


n.
any of various substitutes for ordinary gunpowder that give off little or no smoke.
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Noun1.smokeless powder - an explosive (trade name Ballistite) that burns with relatively little smoke; contains pyrocellulose and is used as a propellant
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
pyrocellulose - nitrocellulose containing less nitrogen than guncotton; used in making smokeless powder
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References in classic literature ?
They were laughed at by the chemists, who held that, while it was just barely probable that a single cartridge, charged with the new smokeless powder, might spontaneously explode, it was beyond all probability and possibility for all the cartridges in a given area, so charged, spontaneously to explode.
And he's using smokeless powder," he concluded, after an examination of the mile-distant shore.
Two years later Paris announced the adoption of the first small bore, smokeless powder, repeating rifle--the Fusil d'Infanterie Modele 1886--better known to collectors as the Lebel, chambered for the smokeless 8mm Cartouche a Balle Ordinaire Modele 1886 which propelled a full metal jacketed (FMJ), flat point bullet to 2,067 fps.
The NRA's actions to stop the regulation of black and smokeless powder is a time bomb that threatens all Americans.
gov/pubmed/15171163) published in the Journal of Forensic Science in 2004 found that they could pick up DNA from metal or PVC pipe fragments in just four out of 20 cases 6 and those experimental bombs were subject to low-grade explosions with smokeless powder.
I knew from childhood that smokeless powder will not flash unless compressed--have you caught my mistake yet?
They were also using smokeless powder, and that made it hard to see where they were firing from.
Black powder has not been widely used in firearms since the invention of smokeless powder in the late 1800s.
1886 (the Lebel)--firing the world's first smokeless powder cartridge, the Cartouche 8 mm baile Ordinaire Mle.
When the 7x57 appeared, rifles then built for smokeless powder were in the early stages of their evolution, so often weren't as strong as later designs.
It was late in 1894 before the first American sporting cen-terfire for smokeless powder, the .