ammonal

[am-uh-nal]
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noun

a high explosive consisting chiefly of powdered aluminum, ammonium nitrate, and TNT.

Nearby words

  1. ammo,
  2. ammocete,
  3. ammocoete,
  4. ammon,
  5. ammon's horn,
  6. ammonate,
  7. ammonemia,
  8. ammoni-,
  9. ammonia,
  10. ammonia clock

Origin of ammonal

First recorded in 1900–05; ammon(ium) + al(uminum)

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British Dictionary definitions for ammonal

ammonal

noun

an explosive made by mixing TNT, ammonium nitrate, and aluminium powder

Word Origin for ammonal

C20: from ammon (ium) + al (uminium)

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