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.

Nearby words

  1. dunmore, john murray, 4th earl of,
  2. dunnage,
  3. dunnakin,
  4. dunnart,
  5. dunne,
  6. dunno,
  7. dunnock,
  8. dunnville,
  9. dunny,
  10. dunois

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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