ballistite

[bal-uh-stahyt]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a smokeless powder consisting of nitroglycerine and cellulose nitrate chiefly in a 40 to 60 percent ratio: used as a solid fuel for rockets.

Origin of ballistite

First recorded in 1890–95; formerly a trademark
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