ballistite

[bal-uh-stahyt]
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noun Chemistry.

a smokeless powder consisting of nitroglycerine and cellulose nitrate chiefly in a 40 to 60 percent ratio: used as a solid fuel for rockets.

Nearby words

  1. ballistic missile,
  2. ballistic pendulum,
  3. ballistic trajectory,
  4. ballistic wind,
  5. ballistics,
  6. ballistocardiogram,
  7. ballistocardiograph,
  8. ballistospore,
  9. ballium,
  10. ballocks

Origin of ballistite

First recorded in 1890–95; formerly a trademark

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