a small flask of gunpowder formerly carried by soldiers and hunters.
a small flask or case formerly used to carry gunpowder
noun 1. a powder flask made from the horn of a cow or ox. noun 1. a powder flask consisting of the hollow horn of an animal
noun 1. a small, metal, barrellike container for gunpowder or blasting powder. 2. a potentially dangerous situation, especially one involving violent repercussions. noun 1. a small barrel used to hold gunpowder 2. (informal) a potential source or scene of violence, disaster, etc
noun 1. a compartment for the storage of ammunition and explosives.
[pou-der-man, -muh n] /ˈpaʊ dərˌmæn, -mən/ noun, plural powdermen [pou-der-men, -muh n] /ˈpaʊ dərˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA) 1. a person in charge of explosives, especially in a demolition crew. 2. Slang. a safe-cracker who uses explosives to open safes. noun An explosives expert: That’s powder-man in the trade (1980s+)