cordite

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Etymology[edit]

cord +‎ -ite; the material is manufactured into short cordlike cylinders.

Noun[edit]

cordite (countable and uncountable, plural cordites)

  1. A smokeless propellent made by combining two high explosives, nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine, used in some firearm ammunition.

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