[ ched-ahyt, shed- ]
/ ˈtʃɛd aɪt, ˈʃɛd- /

noun Chemistry.

an explosive for blasting, composed of a chlorate or perchlorate mixed with a fatty substance, as castor oil.

Origin of cheddite

1905–10; named after Chedde, town in Savoy where it was first made; see -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cheddite

  • A well-known explosive of this class is that known as cheddite, since it was first made at a factory at Chedde, in Savoy.

British Dictionary definitions for cheddite

/ (ˈtʃɛdaɪt, ˈʃɛd-) /


an explosive made by mixing a powdered chlorate or perchlorate with a fatty substance, such as castor oil

Word Origin for cheddite

C20: from Chedde town in Savoy, France, where it was first made
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