cord + -ite; the material is manufactured into short cordlike cylinders.
Cordite Sentence Examples
But the shot advances during the combustion of the cordite, and the chief problem in interior ballistics is to adjust the G.D.
When cordite replaced black powder, and the gun sights and all in front of the gun were no longer obscured by hanging clouds of smoke, it became a desideratum, and, as the automatic sight, it was reintroduced by Sir G.
Comparing this time with the experimental value of the time occupied by the cordite in burning, a start is made for a fresh estimate and a closer approximation.
Assuming, however, that the agreement is close enough for practical requirement, the conbustion of the cordite may be considered complete at this stage P, and in the subsequent expansion it is assumed that the gas obeys an adiabatic law in which the pressure varies inversely as some mtn power of the volume.
Dean instinctively sniffed the air for the smell of cordite but his nostrils picked up only the scent of alcohol.