giant powder

Origin of giant powder

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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Historical Examples of giant powder

  • Let me have the two sticks of giant-powder, and then tell the boys to jump for cover.

    The Greater Power

    Harold Bindloss

  • How many sticks of giant-powder have you rammed into this heading?

    The Greater Power

    Harold Bindloss

  • Did either of you bring the giant-powder and detonators along?

    The Gold Trail

    Harold Bindloss

  • Giant-powder will now and then go off without any very apparent cause.

    The Gold Trail

    Harold Bindloss

  • The solid rock had cracked out of it after some giant-powder blast.

    With Hoops of Steel

    Florence Finch Kelly


British Dictionary definitions for giant powder

giant powder

noun
  1. dynamite composed of trinitroglycerine absorbed in kieselguhr
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