[pou-der-man, -muh n] /ˈpaʊ dərˌmæn, -mən/
noun, plural powdermen
[pou-der-men, -muh n] /ˈpaʊ dərˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
a person in charge of explosives, especially in a demolition crew.
Slang. a safe-cracker who uses explosives to open safes.
An explosives expert: That’s powder-man in the trade (1980s+)
noun 1. the art or science of manufacturing useful articles by compacting metal and other powders in a die, followed by sintering. noun 1. the science and technology of producing solid metal components from metal powder by compaction and sintering
noun, Crystallography. 1. a method of x-ray determination of crystal structure using a powdered sample.
noun 1. a mill in which gunpowder is made.
noun 1. (formerly) a boy employed on warships to carry gunpowder from the magazine to the guns. 2. (def 1). noun 1. (formerly) a boy who carried powder from the magazine to the guns on warships noun phrase A person who works with explosives in mining, construction, etc [1926+ Loggers & miners; found by 1682 […]