Definition of powder flask in English:

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powder flask

noun

historical
A small container with a nozzle for carrying and dispersing gunpowder.
Example sentences
  • On another occasion it was stated that a man who had been brought up from the Port with his hand shattered by the explosion of a powder flask was not visited by the surgeon till the fourth day after he had been in the infirmary.
  • He buried his powder flask to the west of the pass.

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