Ammonal



a high explosive consisting chiefly of powdered , , and TNT.
Historical Examples

We entered the crater immediately after it was blown, placed another charge of 200 pounds of ammonal, and blew it.
Canada in Flanders, Volume III (of 3) Charles G. D. Roberts

They were to carry 6-feet tubes full of ammonal for blowing gaps in the wire.
The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 F.L. Morrison

The first party found some thick wire, placed their ammonal tubes and successfully blew several gaps.
The Fifth Leicestershire J.D. Hills

Nine hundred and fifty thousand pounds of ammonal were used.
Fighting the Boche Underground Harry Davis Trounce

For what purpose is ammonal used—is it a drug or an explosive?’
Leaves from a Field Note-Book J. H. Morgan

A gap was blown in the enemy wire by the explosion of an ammonal tube.
Canada in Flanders, Volume III (of 3) Charles G. D. Roberts

Several dug-outs were bombed, and in some cases set on fire, one being blown up by the Royal Engineers with an ammonal tube.
The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 – 1919 Captain W. C. C. Weetman

The ammonal was discharged successfully, but the results were disappointing.
The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918 Frederick William Bewsher

The Camp Commandant had written what looked like an ‘o’ in place of an ‘a.’ Ammonol is a drug; ammonal is an explosive.
Leaves from a Field Note-Book J. H. Morgan

noun
an explosive made by mixing TNT, ammonium nitrate, and aluminium powder

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