Cordite

Definition of Cordite

Cord´ite   Pronunciation: kôrd´īt
n.1.(Mil.) A smokeless powder composed of nitroglycerin, guncotton, and mineral jelly, and used by the British army and in other services. In making it the ingredients are mixed into a paste with the addition of acetone and pressed out into cords (of various diameters) resembling brown twine, which are dried and cut to length. A variety containing less nitroglycerin than the original is known as cordite M. D.

Related Words

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