- a compartment for the storage of ammunition and explosives.
Origin of powder magazine
First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for powder magazine
Johnson was stationed in the powder-magazine, in charge of the cord which held the bait.The Field of Ice
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.The English at the North Pole
“It must have been a powder-magazine,”Joe shouted in my ear.The Boys of Crawford's Basin
Sidford F. Hamp
Boys must not touch off their squibs and crackers too near the powder-magazine.The Poet at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.