- an ammonium picrate explosive used as a bursting charge for armor-piercing projectiles and in high-explosive shells; explosive D.
Origin of dunnite
named after Col. B. W. Dunn (1860–1936), U.S. Army, the inventor; see -ite1
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- an explosive containing ammonium picrate
C20: named after Colonel B. W. Dunn (1860–1936), American army officer who invented it