Origin of powder boy
Examples from the Web for powder boy
Historical Examples of powder boy
Powder-boy, bring two eight-inch canister as soon as possible.Frank Before Vicksburg
Midshipman Farragut acted as captains aid, quarter-gunner, powder-boy, and anything that was required of him.Pike & Cutlass
The Powder-boy returns the spare powder and the passing-boxes to the magazine.Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy.
Bureau of Ordnance, USN
The watchers upon the Cygnet, from Captain to least powder-boy, drew quick breath.Sir Mortimer