black blasting powder

noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • blasting powder — noun : black powder usually containing sodium nitrate manufactured in grains or pellets and used especially for blasting soft materials (as in coal mines) called also black blasting powder * * * a form of gunpowder made with sodium nitrate… …   Useful english dictionary

  • black powder — noun : an explosive consisting of black gunpowder now used chiefly as an ignition charge and primer, as a propellant in older guns fired as a hobby, and in pyrotechnics; also : a similar explosive consisting of a mixture of sodium nitrate instead …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blasting cap — A blasting cap is a small explosive device generally used to detonate a larger, more powerful explosive such as dynamite.Blasting caps come in a variety of types, some of which are: non electric caps, electric caps and fuse caps. They are used in …   Wikipedia

  • black powder — an explosive powder consisting of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal, used chiefly in old guns fired for sport, in fireworks, and for spotting charges in practice bombs; black gunpowder. * * *       first type of explosive mixture invented for use… …   Universalium

  • Smokeless powder — is the name given to a number of propellants used in firearms and artillery which produce negligible smoke when fired, unlike the older gunpowder (black powder) which they replaced. The basis of the term smokeless is that the combustion products… …   Wikipedia

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  • Gunpowder — For other meanings, see gunpowder (disambiguation). Black powder for muzzleloading rifles and pistols in FFFG granulation size. Coin (diameter 24 mm) for comparison. Gunpowder, also known since in the late 19th century as black powder, was the… …   Wikipedia

  • Dynamite — This article is about the high explosive. For other uses, see Dynamite (disambiguation). Diagram of dynamite. Sawdust (or any other type of absorbent material) soaked in nitroglycerin. Protective coating surrounding the explosive material.… …   Wikipedia

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