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powder charge

noun
  1. propellant(def 2).
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Origin of powder charge

First recorded in 1930–35
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Historical Examples of powder charge

  • That in which the powder-charge and projectile are fixed; as examples, the ammunition for small-arm pieces and that for the 6-pdr.

    The Gunner's Examiner

    Harold E. Cloke

  • 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.