guncotton guncotton  /ˈɡən ˈkɑ tən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives

Usage(s):

  1. A roll of ordinary ticker-tape, turned into guncotton, was fed between two copper rolls into the cylinder and exploded electrically.
  2. Huge quantities of guncotton were made from cotton received a bale at a time.
  3. Since then he has had one du Pont job after another: black powder, sporting powder, guncotton.
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