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.
- Powder compact
noun 1. See compact1 (sense 11)
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noun 1. a sugar produced by pulverizing granulated sugar, especially a coarser variety used for fruits or cold beverages. Symbol: XX. noun granulated sugar that has been crushed into a fine powder; also called confectioners’ sugar Usage Note cooking