giant powder

  1. dynamite composed of nitroglycerin and kieselguhr.

Origin of giant powder

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Words Nearby giant powder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use giant powder in a sentence

  • We worked waist-deep in it part of the time, and thawed out every stick of giant-powder at the fire.

    The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
  • And men with axes and crowbars and giant powder were set to their tasks.

    Under Handicap | Jackson Gregory
  • He can put more giant-powder into the English language without actually breaking any commandments than anybody I ever heard.

    Mrs. Red Pepper | Grace S. Richmond
  • The threat always made Old Man Hinds jump like the close explosion of a stick of giant powder.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots | Caroline Lockhart
  • They had crowbars and they had cans of giant powder, which they had appropriated from a hardware store.

British Dictionary definitions for giant powder

giant powder

  1. dynamite composed of trinitroglycerine absorbed in kieselguhr

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