Cordite meaning

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Any of a family of smokeless explosive powders consisting chiefly of nitrocellulose, nitroglycerin, and petrolatum that have been dissolved in acetone, dried, and extruded in cords.
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A smokeless explosive containing nitroglycerin, guncotton, petroleum jelly, and acetone.
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An explosive powder consisting of nitrocellulose, nitroglycerin, and petroleum jelly, used as a propellant for guns. It does not generate smoke and is shaped into cords.
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A smokeless propellent made by combining two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine, used in some firearm ammunition.
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Origin of cordite

  • cord +‎ -ite; the material is manufactured into short cordlike cylinders.
    From Wiktionary