cordite cordite

Definition(s):

  • (n) explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords

Usage(s):

  1. In the rifle pits behind the sandbagged perimeter of Plei Me, weary defenders sniffed the sour stench of cordite and unwashed clothes and grumbled about the duty.
  2. When P-51s zoom above him, the plane-crazy boy crash-dives into delirium; his dreams have singed him by flying too close, poisoned him with their oil and cordite.
  3. When British cordite production hopped up to 4,000,000 lb.

News

  • Sailors prepare ship in Vallejo for Fleet Week

    Below deck, down the steep metal stairs, the aroma of saltwater, oil paint, naval fuel and cordite provides a powerful blast of nostalgia to any old sea dog.
    on September 20, 2013     Source: The Vacaville Reporter

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