1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for dunnite


  1. 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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