a smokeless powder consisting of nitroglycerine and nitrocellulose chiefly in a 40 to 60 percent ratio: used as a solid fuel for rockets.
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How to use ballistite in a sentence
ballistite: equal parts of nitroglycerine and soluble nitrocotton with some mineral jelly.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
It was in the beginning of 1888 that he invented his well-known smokeless powder, or ballistite.Inventors at Work | George Iles
ballistite was adopted by the Italian government in 1890 as a military powder.
The powder used with the 12-1/2-pounder was that known as 'ballistite.'The Transvaal from Within | J. P. Fitzpatrick
For ballistite the nitrocellulose is beaten up with nitroglycerine in water.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various