Meaning of “cordite” in the English Dictionary

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"cordite" in English

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corditenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɔː.daɪt/ us /ˈkɔːr.daɪt/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • A dense black smoke was seen in the starboard battery, whether from coal or torpedo cordite I could not say. 
  • One could hear, between the thunder of the big bombs, the dull report of exploding cordite. 
  • Some cordite cartridges were lying outside of it and these went off with a great flare. 
  • The Turkish snipers were still busy, and the sharp crack of cordite echoed from scores of different hiding-places along the hills. 
  • There is a loud report, the click of a bolt, and the pungent smell of burnt cordite. 

(Definition of “cordite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)