powder charge

Origin of powder charge

First recorded in 1930–35

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How to use powder charge in a sentence

  • The gun was self-priming and self-cocking; the powder charge was enclosed in a copper case.

  • I did not know if it would prove too big a powder-charge for my rifle, I did not know then even how I came to have the cartridges.

    Valley of the Croen | Lee Tarbell
  • The tube went into the vent of the cannon and buried its tip in the powder charge.

  • He placed several pads of felt between the projectile and the powder charge, to lessen the shock upon the bomb.

    Dynamite Stories | Hudson Maxim
  • Nelsons flag ship Victory used no larger powder charge than eight pounds, and its heaviest shot was only sixty-eight pounds.