Definition of cordite in English:
A smokeless explosive made from nitrocellulose, nitroglycerine, and petroleum jelly, used in ammunition.
- In the munitions factories, great care was needed not to cause any sparks while making cordite using nitroglycerin - and the workers also needed to be sober.
- Sobrero's substance also found use as a key ingredient in two smokeless powders, ballistic and cordite, from which all modern bullets derive their construction.
- He also coinvented the explosive powder cordite and even worked in collaboration with legendary chemist Pierre Curie.
Words that rhyme with corditelyddite • expedite • erudite
Definition of cordite in:
- British & World English dictionary
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