The original gunpowder, composed of charcoal, saltpeter, and sulfur, now used chiefly in antique firearms and in fireworks.
More example sentences
- The news is now reporting the explosive was a toy grenade filled with black powder and a fuse.
- The real reasons why I like to shoot black powder in cartridge firing guns is it works so well, and it is authentic.
- Stand to the side of someone shooting a Model 1873 chambered for a .45 Colt and loaded with black powder.
Definition of black powder in:
- The British & World English dictionary