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dunnite

[ duhn-ahyt ]

noun

  1. an explosive used as a bursting charge for armor-piercing projectiles and in high-explosive shells: dunnite is chemically related to but less stable than TNT.


dunnite

/ ˈdʌnaɪt /

noun

  1. an explosive containing ammonium picrate


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dunnite1

Named after Colonel B. W. Dunn (1860–1936), U.S. Army, the inventor; -ite 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dunnite1

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

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