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gunpaper

[guhn-pey-per]
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noun Military.
  1. a type of paper treated with nitric acid so that it has a composition similar to that of guncotton.
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Origin of gunpaper

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

gunpaper

noun
  1. a cellulose nitrate explosive made by treating paper with nitric acid
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