ballistite definition

  • noun:
    • A smokeless propellant produced from nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine, created within the late nineteenth century.
    • A smokeless powder containing equal areas of dissolvable nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin.
    • A smokeless powder containing lots of nitroglycerin: like cordite.
    • an explosive (trade title Ballistite) that burns off with relatively small smoke; contains pyrocellulose and it is utilized as a propellant

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