- a powerful explosive consisting primarily of picric acid.
Origin of maximite
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Examples from the Web for maximite
The projectile contained only twenty-three pounds of Maximite.
Twelve-inch projectiles charged with Maximite were repeatedly fired through 12-inch armor-plate without exploding.
Maximite, first trial of, 201;first explosive successfully fired through armor-plate, 201.
The next shell contained twenty-three pounds of Maximite, and the fuze was timed to go off a little quicker.
Had it failed this time, and had the Maximite charge exploded in the huge shell, we should all have been blown to ribbons.