[ bal-uh-stahyt ]

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

Origin of ballistite

First recorded in 1890–95; from French balistite; ballist(ic) + -ite1; formerly a trademark

Words Nearby ballistite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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