Associations to the word «Gunpowder»


GUNPOWDER, noun. An explosive mixture of saltpetre (potassium nitrate), charcoal and sulphur; formerly used in gunnery but now mostly used in fireworks.
GUNPOWDER EMPIRE, noun. Any of the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires, which all had considerable military success using then-innovative firearms, especially cannon and small arms.
GUNPOWDER EMPIRES, noun. Plural of gunpowder empire
GUNPOWDER PLOT, proper noun. (British) A failed plot, in November 1605, to kill the Protestant king James I of England and VI of Scotland, and to blow up the House of Lords using gunpowder, annually commemorated on Guy Fawkes Day.
GUNPOWDER TEA, noun. A form of Chinese green tea in which each leaf has been rolled into a small round pellet.
GUNPOWDER TREASON, proper noun. Alternative term for Gunpowder Plot.
GUNPOWDER TREASON DAY, proper noun. (UK) (historical) Alternative term for Guy Fawkes Day.

Dictionary definition

GUNPOWDER, noun. A mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks.

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