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powder magazine

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  1. a compartment for the storage of ammunition and explosives.
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Origin of powder magazine

First recorded in 1755–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Johnson was stationed in the powder-magazine, in charge of the cord which held the bait.

    The Field of Ice

    Jules Verne

  • I 'm just as hurried as that boy of yours was when he swamped the powder-magazine.

    Barrington

    Charles James Lever

  • Although arms were not numerous on board, the powder-magazine overflowed.

  • “It must have been a powder-magazine,”Joe shouted in my ear.

  • Boys must not touch off their squibs and crackers too near the powder-magazine.

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.