gunpowder

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gun·pow·der

 (gŭn′pou′dər)
n.
Any of various explosive powders used to propel projectiles from guns, especially a black mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur.

gunpowder

(ˈɡʌnˌpaʊdə)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an explosive mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulphur (typical proportions are 75:15:10): used in time fuses, blasting, and fireworks. Also called: black powder
ˈgunˌpowdery adj

gun•pow•der

(ˈgʌnˌpaʊ dər)

n.
1. an explosive mixture, as of potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal, used in shells and cartridges, in fireworks, and for blasting.
2. Also called gun′powder tea`. a fine variety of green China tea, each leaf of which is rolled into a little ball.
[1375–1425]
gun′pow`der•y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunpowder - a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworksgunpowder - a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
Translations
بارود
střelný prach
krudt
باروت
ruuti
barut
puskapor
púîur
火薬
strelný prach
smodnik
بارود

gunpowder

[ˈgʌnˌpaʊdəʳ]
A. Npólvora f
B. CPD Gunpowder Plot N (Brit) → Conspiración f de la Pólvora GUY FAWKES NIGHT

gunpowder

[ˈgʌnpaʊdər] npoudre f à canongun-runner gunrunner [ˈgʌnrʌnər] (US) ntrafiquant m d'armesgun-running [ˈgʌnrʌnɪŋ] ntrafic m d'armes

gunpowder

[ˈgʌnˌpaʊdəʳ] npolvere f da sparo

gun

(gan) noun
any weapon which fires bullets or shells. He fired a gun at the burglar.
ˈgunboat noun
a small warship with large guns.
ˈgunfire noun
the firing of guns. I could hear the sound of gunfire in the distance.
ˈgunman noun
a criminal who uses a gun to kill or rob people. Three gunmen robbed the bank.
ˈgunpowder noun
an explosive in the form of a powder.
ˈgunshot noun
the sound of a gun firing. I heard a gunshot and a man dropped dead.
adjective
caused by the bullet from a gun. a gunshot wound.
stick to one's guns
to hold to one's position in an argument etc. No-one believed her story but she stuck to her guns.