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gunpaper

[ guhn-pey-per ]
/ ˈgʌnˌpeɪ pər /

noun Military.

a type of paper treated with nitric acid so that it has a composition similar to that of guncotton.

Nearby words

gunnery, gunnery sergeant, gunning, gunny, gunnysack, gunpaper, gunplay, gunpoint, gunport, gunpowder, gunpowder plot

Origin of gunpaper

First recorded in 1850–55; gun1 + paper
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British Dictionary definitions for gunpaper

gunpaper

/ (ˈɡʌnˌpeɪpə) /

noun

a cellulose nitrate explosive made by treating paper with nitric acid
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