Synonyms
Etymology

1. cordite

noun. explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords.

Synonyms

  • glyceryl trinitrate
  • Nitrostat
  • petroleum jelly
  • explosive compound
  • nitrocotton
  • nitroglycerin
  • guncotton
  • petrolatum
  • trinitroglycerin
  • Nitrospan
  • mineral jelly
  • cellulose nitrate
  • nitroglycerine

Etymology

  • -ite (English)
  • cord (English)
  • corde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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