[guhn-pou-der] /ˈgʌnˌpaʊ dər/
an explosive mixture, as of potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal, used in shells and cartridges, in fireworks, for blasting, etc.
Also called gunpowder tea. a fine variety of green China tea, each leaf of which is rolled into a little ball.
an explosive mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulphur (typical proportions are 75:15:10): used in time fuses, blasting, and fireworks Also called black powder
early 15c., from gun (n.) + powder (n.). The Gunpowder Plot was the conspiracy to blow up the Houses of Parliament on Nov. 5, 1605, while the King, Lords and Commons were assembled there.
noun 1. an unsuccessful plot to kill King James I and the assembled Lords and Commons by blowing up Parliament, November 5, 1605, in revenge for the laws against Roman Catholics. noun 1. the unsuccessful conspiracy to blow up James I and Parliament at Westminster on Nov 5, 1605 See also Guy Fawkes Day
noun 1. a room in which guns are kept. 2. British. a room on a warship for the use of junior naval officers. noun 1. (esp in the Royal Navy) the mess allocated to subordinate or junior officers 2. a room where guns are stored
[guhn-ruhn-ing] /ˈgʌnˌrʌn ɪŋ/ noun 1. the smuggling of or other ammunition into a country. /ˈɡʌnˌrʌnɪŋ/ noun 1. the smuggling of guns and ammunition or other weapons of war into a country
[guhn] /gʌn/ noun 1. a weapon consisting of a metal tube, with mechanical attachments, from which projectiles are shot by the force of an explosive; a piece of ordnance. 2. any portable firearm, as a rifle, shotgun, or revolver. 3. a long-barreled cannon having a relatively flat trajectory. 4. any device for shooting something under […]