noun 1. a skin burn caused by exploding gunpowder. noun 1. a superficial burn of the skin caused by a momentary intense explosion, esp of gunpowder
noun 1. (def 2).
noun 1. a small wooden box containing a charge of powder, old nails, scrap iron, etc., formerly secured over the side of a ship and exploded on the attempt of an enemy to board.
noun 1. modified down feathers that continually crumble at the tips, producing a fine powder that forms a bloom on the plumage of certain birds, as pigeons and herons.