Gunpowder - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡʌnpaʊdər|  American pronunciation of the word gunpowder
Brit.  |ˈɡʌnpaʊdə|  British pronunciation of the word gunpowder

noun

- a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks (syn: powder)

Examples

...musketeers carrying their gunpowder in powder horns...

The spark and the gunpowder contacted, and acting together, produced the explosion.

The smell of gunpowder filled his nostrils.

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