ballistite

[ bal-uh-stahyt ]
/ ˈbæl əˌstaɪt /

noun Chemistry.

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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Origin of ballistite

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