What is another word for gunpowder?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈʌnpa͡ʊdə] (IPA)

Gunpowder is a term that is commonly used to describe a type of explosive mixture that is commonly used in firearms. However, there are a number of synonyms for gunpowder that can be used to describe this explosive mixture. One common synonym is black powder, which refers to the dark color of the mixture. Another synonym is blasting powder, which is often used in construction and mining. Other synonyms for gunpowder include powder, propellant, and explosive. No matter what term is used to describe this explosive mixture, it is important to handle it with care and to use proper safety precautions when in contact with it.

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  • Forward Entailment

    • Adjective, comparative
      powder.
    • Proper noun, singular
      powder.
    • Noun, singular or mass
      powder.
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What are the hypernyms for Gunpowder?

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What are the hyponyms for Gunpowder?

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  • hyponyms for gunpowder (as nouns)

Usage examples for Gunpowder

"As to your offer of a seat in Parliament, I can only say," continued he, "that as the Member of Oughterard I should always feel as though I were seated over a barrel of gunpowder; while the very idea of meeting my constituency makes me shudder.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
The savage will lay alcohol, gunpowder, and feathers there; the civilised man gold and days of intoxication; but the sage will lay down a thousand things that we do not see, his whole soul perhaps, and even the unhappiness which he will have purified.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell
That slim feasting smile, shaped like the long-bow, was once a big round satyr's laugh, that flung up the brows like a fortress lifted by gunpowder.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell

Famous quotes with Gunpowder

  • Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade.
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  • The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
    Thomas Carlyle
  • We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.
    Andre Maurois
  • I lost my hair mixing a substance called white gunpowder on the kitchen table.
    Mark Oliphant
  • In recent times, European nations, with the use of gunpowder and other technical improvements in warfare, controlled practically the whole world. One, the British Empire, brought under one government a quarter of the earth and its inhabitants.
    John Boyd Orr

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