dunnite

[ duhn-ahyt ]
/ ˈdʌn aɪt /

noun

an ammonium picrate explosive used as a bursting charge for armor-piercing projectiles and in high-explosive shells; explosive D.

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Origin of dunnite

named after Col. B. W. Dunn (1860–1936), U.S. Army, the inventor; see -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for dunnite

dunnite
/ (ˈdʌnaɪt) /

noun

an explosive containing ammonium picrate

Word Origin for dunnite

C20: named after Colonel B. W. Dunn (1860–1936), American army officer who invented it
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