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[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+)


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